Showing posts with label sculpture school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sculpture school. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3, 2012



Can You Guess What This Is All About?

Several people have asked for a preview of the planters I’ll be taking to the City Market in Roanoke, Virginia on Saturday April 14th, Soooo, I’ve decided to do a posting of them. If you are interested in having me hold one for you, please just e-mail me and I’ll take her out of my B-dazle art car, where they are all snuggled up together awaiting their journey to the market and new homes.

My Goddess Planters Are Sitting and Awaiting Their Journey

B-dazle art car

Before I show the planters, I have one announcement to make. I have a cancellation in my Figures class for July so if anyone is interested in joining a great group of women, please e- mail me. We will be sculpting from a live model, taking trips around the Southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains , dining will include meals created for us by chef Stratton St. Clair.

Here we go!

Ocean Planter number 1 18"h x 10"w x 7" deep $145.
Features Two Anemonite Stones

Oceana front view Number 1

Healing Woman number 2 13"h x 7" w x 4" deep $265.
Features Mosaic Glass Planter

Number 2- close-up

Number 2-back

3, 4 and 5 Moon Woman, Soaring Spirit and The Doran all approx 10"h x 4" w x 3" deep
Each $58.

Close-up number 3 Features Mirror and Gold Leaf Inlay
Can Be Used As Burning Bowl, Planter or Candle Holder

Close-up number 4 Features Glass Mosaic

Close-up number 5 As With Planter 3 and 4, This One Can Be Used As Planter, Candle Holder Or Burning Bowl

Althea, Number 6 12"h x 10" w x 10"d $235.

Number 6 back

Number 7 Timekeeper 12"h x 6"w x 4"deep $78.

Number 8 Gentle Spirit 9"H b 8"w x4"deep $58.

Isadora front number 9 15"h x 7" w x 7"deep $285.

Isadora number 9 close-up

Number 10 Shaylee front 17H x 9w x 11 deep $275.

Number 10-Shaylee side

Number 10-Shaylee back

Adorabella number 11 front 8"w b 15" h b 8" deep $300.
Beautiful Stone Jewelry Featured, Which Is Removable For Wear

Adorabella number 11 side

Adorabella number 11 back

Adorabella number 11 closeup

Cassandra number 12 front 17"h x 10" w x 8"deep $300.

Cassandra number 12 close-up

Cassandra number 12 side

Lady of Astolot Number 13 18" h x 10" w x 7" deep $275.

Back number 13

Close-up number 13

Front, Guinevere, Number 14 size: 16" H b 10" w x 7" deep $250.
Features Silver Necklace From India

Close-up number 14

Back, number 14 Guinevere

Front, number 15 Ancient Herbalist 13" h x 7" w x 6" deep Price $89.00

Close up number 15-Ancient Herbalist

All of my planters have stories or translations of names in different languages. I will be glad to translate or send stories to those who are interested..just out of time now. Also, I have more planters sculpted but not fired or finished yet. So far-this is it! Hope you like-let me know.


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Friday, March 16, 2012



Our Model, Egypt, Pictured With My Sculpture Of Her

I’ve just returned from a sculpting session with the famous Philippe Faraut! When I heard that Philippe was to teach a class in Sarasota, Florida, I hopped on a plane and joined the group of students who eagerly tried to absorb all that they could in an effort to perfect their craft from this master.

Lunch With Some Of The Students

Philippe has an impressive background with includes working in forensics. When I asked him to tell me a bit about it, he said “It is like working with a puzzle. You are so happy when you finally put the pieces together and are able to solve something.” Philippe teaches mainly in his studio just outside Rochester, NY and in the southern part of France each summer.

Here I Am, Hard At Work On My Sculpture

Our model, Edith, was probably the best I’ve ever used for sculpting a figure in clay. She maintained different poses tirelessly without complaint and took few breaks. Two lovely women in the class decided that the perfect name for Edith was, Egypt. We continued to call her that throughout the 3 days that she modeled for us and she said it seemed to fit and she loved it.

Philippe Giving A Demonstration In Portrait Sculpting

Ringling College Of Art And Design, Founded in 1931 By Circus Magnate, John Ringling

Even though I teach a class in sculpture myself, I feel it is important to constantly try to learn new methods and to hone my skills. I added more geometry and working in planes to my expertise and plan to pass tips along to my own students this summer for my FIGURE CLASS. I have one space left in that class and 3 left in my FACES CLASS to be held in July. Hope you will decide to venture to Roanoke, Virginia and bask in scenery of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway while attending my 7 day, all –inclusive class.

You can visit Philippe’s website by clicking here.

Another View Of Unfinished Sculpture-Student, Ann, In Background

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Friday, February 24, 2012



Goddess of Cosmic Light Planter

Spring will be here before we know it and I am still working frantically on getting my Goddess planters ready for their grand showing in April.

This year, I’ve decided to add several mosaic planters as well as some inlaid mosaic creations. Shown here is my Goddess of Cosmic Light. She is quite large-about 6” deep x 16” high and 7” wide.

Close-Up of Mosaics

This is the story I have written for her:

Cosmic Light

Ribbons of light were drifting on the wings of the wind.
Cosmic rhythms beating unmercifully began to reveal to her the secrets of her heart.

She began to feel infinite love, wisdom and energy in the universe; she had finally connected with her higher self and she knew she was a radiant being, filled with light and love.

~Cheryl Dolby~

Another View

We will be creating planters smaller but similar to this in my Faces Sculpture Class to be given this summer. There are still a few places left. Please check it out and e-mail me if you are interested. We had a great time last summer!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012




Full Version of Nadya Santos Doll in Windowsill

I’ve been experimenting with caged dolls again. Click here to see the first one I created. Even though a style seems to be emerging, I’m still not satisfied. I do love the aged look but I’m thinking of creating a more modern version while keeping with the history behind the dolls.

Close-up. Notice the sparkly beads at the hinges

I named my doll, Nadya, which means "hope" in Ukrainian. It's a name I just love. We will be sculpting a Santos doll in my upcoming class this summer titled, “Sculpting the Figure in Clay.” It will be interesting to see the various styles that the students will create. There is only one space left in that class. If you’d like to find out more, please click here to visit my webpage.

What I found out when I looked up the history of the Santos doll is that Santos, in Spanish, means saint. They represent a Spanish Colonial and European style and originated as copies of 17th century carvings created by priests. They were created as altars for villagers who were not able to travel a long distance to attend a church. They are a bit like Creche figures, which were created by the Italians.

The dolls were brought to Latin America and America during the Colonial age and used to help convert the Native Americans to Catholicism. The people who create the Santos dolls are called Santeros or Saint Maker. Not a bad occupation I’d say. Who wouldn’t want to be a maker of saints?

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