Sally Dunham

CATEGORY: Earthstone
METHOD: Sculpturing
COLOUR: Off White
TEXTURE: Coarse Textured
FIRING RANGE: 1120°c – 1280°c

My work style is unique and is distinctive as a Sally Dunham creation. My enthusiasm for creating is stronger than ever and my main constraint is finding time to produce all the ideas I have; I don’t think I ever will as I am continuously inspired by the world around me, things I see and people I meet.

I enjoy working on a range of themes and also enjoy the challenge of personal commissions, often creating portraits of individuals, families and pets. I thrive on the test the creation of each new piece brings and find working with a range of figures and animals keeps each new piece alive.

All of my work is unique and individually handcrafted from clay and there are two main ranges for the work that I produce.

I have been creating my realistic human and animal sculptures for the last 18 years using a mixture of Earthstone clay and porcelain. I construct the pieces hollow using no moulds or interior supports, building with small slabs pieced together almost like a patchwork quilt. These individual pieces can be clearly seen in the finish of the piece giving a lively, distinctive and tactile surface. I enjoy the challenge of creating the fine detail and realistic proportions of the subject, whilst aiming for a feeling that the sculpture, be it human or animal, could suddenly come to life and move. A sense of ‘A moment in time’ captured in each piece. I have recently introduced within this style my first limited edition bronze of a boxing hare.

Sally uses ES 40Audrey Blackman Porcelain & PF 670 (Smooth Textured Black).

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