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

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!

"Virgin Mary" Lauren Scales, 2011
Inked Sketch
This was a piece I did after I visited the Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum in Boston, MA a while back. Its such a great little museum and I loved all of the art in it, so I was a little inspired. Looking back the proportions are all off, but it was still fun to do.

"Virgin Mary" Lauren Scales, 2011

Inked Sketch

This was a piece I did after I visited the Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum in Boston, MA a while back. Its such a great little museum and I loved all of the art in it, so I was a little inspired. Looking back the proportions are all off, but it was still fun to do.

"Deer Vase" Lauren Scales, 2010

Gas Fired, Cone 10

Stoneware, Sgraffito through Colored Slips, Glaze

"Crane Tumbler" Lauren Scales 2010

Wood Fired, Cone 10/11

Porcelaneous Stoneware, Flashing Slip

This is the very first piece I’ve ever wood fired. It was part of my Kiln building class at NHIA and I was able to fire it with this piece in my teacher, John Baymore’s Noborigama or multi chambered climbing wood kiln. I was able to get a good spot and this is the result. I love wood firing as labor intensive (and expensive) as it is and I hope to do more in the future