View the registration page for the Equine Clay Sculpting course, fall 2016, presented by the Town of Okotoks, Alberta. Instructor - yours truly! Registration opens August 11, 2016.
New horse head studies now on show at Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, Alberta. Meet Battle - a pony with attitude.
|Battle. Equine head study. Hand-built, stoneware, glazed. Christine Pedersen. 2016.|
This invitation set me off sculpting horse-heads, looking for new ways, new styles—and a rogues gallery appeared over a month… It is incredibly inspiring and stimulating to mess with my own ways of making, to look for other and different.
Teaching truly does help you learn about yourself, as a maker. I hope I can help my students grab onto that Battle attitude, and build something that their heart understands, but their hands might not yet know how to make. It's going to be a lot of fun learning.
A note on my inspiration for Battle: Cycladic art. Strong, minimalist forms, "in the white".