Sculptures and Sketches by Lauren Scales

Welcome to my art blog. Here I will be posting my sculptures, sketches, studies, and more. I hope you enjoy my work.
Also feel free to check out my personal blog, ceramichands.tumblr.com

MORE MUSHROOMS!! here is another work in progress. I made another mushroom lady (well at least her head) and its a little bit different to anything I’ve made before. I was inspired my Javier Marin, who is one my my favorite sculptors, and he makes these “floating head” sculptures where bust is upside-down and the hair is the base. So I wanted to try something like that, but make it my own. I may do more works like this in the future it was a fun piece to make

New work in progress on a new series I’m working on. This is my lotus blossom lady with the seeds growing out from her skin. Sorry if you are trypophobic, it freaks me out too, carving it, physically and conceptually, was a very strange, tedious, yet satisfying process. I can’t wait to finish her and I hope she makes it out alright (fingers crossed)

Hello Again! New WIP Coming Up!!

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in like 6 months, but I’m FINALLY able to make some new work and more than one piece at a time, but I’ll explain how I got there. Earlier in the year, after the Adrian Arleo workshop, I was hoping I would have had a kiln/studio at my parents house I could set up since I bought a small kiln sitter last December. However…. I think they were just playing along and didn’t want to tell me it wasn’t going to happen, so I waited and cleaned the garage to no avail (I wish the would have just told me no, and it would have saved me A LOT of time and grief). Just when I thought all hope was lost, I found a ceramics open studio class at a local arts center, the Jamestown Arts Center in Jamestown,RI and I decided to look into it. A few people, including one of my college professors, Chris Archer, had mentioned this place being pretty great, but I’m so shy I didn’t know how to approach with trying to make new work, so I let it slip my mind for a while. But on my birthday out of some strange curiosity I decided to look up the arts center and there it was, my golden ticket to making work again. so I facebook messaged the place and I was waiting for a response… kinda disappointed nothing was happening. So a week later I go with my family to a reunion and on the way back I FINALLY get a reply that the class was on going and I could join in anytime! I was super  excited AND on that same day I got a call from a Hope Gallery in Bristol, RI where I show my work that I sold my first piece! SAME DAY PEOPLE!!  So fast forward a few weeks i have a few pieces in the works and hope to get them fired soon and I will be posting my WIP pieces ASAP!

TL:DR- I’m finally making some new pieces and will start posting here again, I’m really excited things are starting to look up for me.

PS: I will FINALLY get my mushroom lady from the workshop all finished and take her home at the beginning of August so I will post pictures of her finished and nicely photographed here soon :)

laurenscales:

This is a new work in progress piece that i made at an Adrian Arleo workshop at Bennington College. Its kind of a continuation of the plants/flowers theme I had from my senior work, but I’m taking it into a different direction. What that is exactly, I’m still trying to figure out myself.

It was SO wonderful to meet and work with Adrian Arleo and now I’m excited to fire this piece and make new work. I think 2014 is going to be a good year!!

Sorry the photos are all weird. I took them with my phone at different times so the lighting is all weird… but when its finished I will have nice photos of it. 

(@lavenderlace's arm is photobombing in the first pic. you should check out her blog if you haven't already!!)

Over 200 notes on this piece! Thanks everyone! I’m really proud how this came out, and I can’t wait to make more work. Hopefully VERY soon :)

This is a new work in progress piece that i made at an Adrian Arleo workshop at Bennington College. Its kind of a continuation of the plants/flowers theme I had from my senior work, but I’m taking it into a different direction. What that is exactly, I’m still trying to figure out myself.

It was SO wonderful to meet and work with Adrian Arleo and now I’m excited to fire this piece and make new work. I think 2014 is going to be a good year!!

Sorry the photos are all weird. I took them with my phone at different times so the lighting is all weird… but when its finished I will have nice photos of it. 

(@lavenderlace's arm is photobombing in the first pic. you should check out her blog if you haven't already!!)

Here is an updated photo of the drawing i’ve been working on. I still haven’t come up with a title for it yet, but I think I want to transfer this from my sketchbook onto some nice paper and maybe even color it? i’m afraid i’ll mess it up. And maybe more details to be added in the near future!
I think i’ll have this one inked up for tomorrow. Stay tuned!!

Here is an updated photo of the drawing i’ve been working on. I still haven’t come up with a title for it yet, but I think I want to transfer this from my sketchbook onto some nice paper and maybe even color it? i’m afraid i’ll mess it up. And maybe more details to be added in the near future!

I think i’ll have this one inked up for tomorrow. Stay tuned!!

another drawing detail of a I’ve been working on. I’ve put it away for a while because there are still things i’m trying to figure out. When I’m not so frustrated with it i’ll post the whole thing 

another drawing detail of a I’ve been working on. I’ve put it away for a while because there are still things i’m trying to figure out. When I’m not so frustrated with it i’ll post the whole thing 

A drawing I did in my sketchbook. I don’t have a title for it, it was just an idea I had. I really enjoy line work, but I want to practice adding more details and textures. Its something I want to apply to my sculpture as well. Sorry its not better quality, but I hope you can enjoy anyway :)

A drawing I did in my sketchbook. I don’t have a title for it, it was just an idea I had. I really enjoy line work, but I want to practice adding more details and textures. Its something I want to apply to my sculpture as well. Sorry its not better quality, but I hope you can enjoy anyway :)

ceramichands:

“Octopus Teapot” 2009
Gas Fired, Cone 10
Stoneware, Glaze
Throwback!! This is from my freshman year. I had so much fun making this. just the beginning of me doing whatever I wanted in ceramics class and getting away with it! too bad I can’t open it!! oh well

my work! go check it out!

ceramichands:

“Octopus Teapot” 2009

Gas Fired, Cone 10

Stoneware, Glaze

Throwback!! This is from my freshman year. I had so much fun making this. just the beginning of me doing whatever I wanted in ceramics class and getting away with it! too bad I can’t open it!! oh well

my work! go check it out!

Sorry I haven’t posted in forever!!

I’m sorry i haven’t been putting anything up for a long time (2 months, but who’s keeping track, right?) Anyway, I want to put up more, but literally the second I started taking pictures, my crappy camera just seized up and won’t do anything. SOOO I’ll have to figure out something to get my work up here.

I’m hoping to get some supplies soon and trying out some paper mache clay sculptures and see if i like it. the ingredients aren’t terribly expensive and maybe I can make some new sculptures!! YAY!! hoping for some inspiration aka money to get the ball rolling. 

Stay tuned for more!