Three ladies, two crows, and a lemon!

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Carol Lim

Three ladies, two crows, and a lemon!


 A whimsical composition of three ladies, all similarly decorated using the repetition of motifs, colors, textures, and shapes, to create both unity and uniqueness. A lemon is revered as a treat, and the crows have the potential to disrupt the serenity of the scene. Just your typical day in 2020!

Hand built sculptures using Cone 6 white stoneware clay. Slabs and pinch pots are used to create the shapes. Clay surfaces are stamped with handmade stamps (some made using a laser printer), found objects, and textures. Surfaces are patterned and decorated using oxides, underglazes, and glazes, all patiently applied by hand, to bring these forms to life. Some finished surfaces remain matt and semi gloss, while others are gloss.

A group of three sculptures
Lady with crows - 19"h x 7"w x 4.5"d x 6 lbs.
Lady with tulips - 12"h x 14"w x 6"d x 5 lbs.
Lady with a lemon - 8"h x 13"w x 6.5" d x 4 lbs.

Decorative sculpture
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Artist's Statement

As a clay artist with a background in Interior Design, I enjoy richly textured and decorated surfaces, the play of positive and negative space, and I love colour. Using clay I create mostly sculptural and non functional work. I embellish my handbuild clay surfaces with textures from stamps I design, found objects, and carving. I use oxides, underglazes, and glaze patiently applied to accentuate my textures and forms. In 2020, during this pandemic, I have been drawn to exploring the use of colour, texture, and shape to create a whimsical family of bright, bold, and intriguing characters, to provide a reason to smile!

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