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

Sneak Peak!! My pieces have been fired but I’m going to get them professionally photographed this week, so I thought it would be a bit redundant if I posted them all again and again. So here are some views of the pieces, but not showing the whole thing, so you guys can get a taste of the new additions to my portfolio. 

When I upload the nice photos they’ll all be individually posted with titles, medium, ect. I’m super happy with them so far. So much epoxy to assemble the little pieces. So close to being done!! UGH!

A commissioned piece I’m working on for my mother. Its for my neighbor’s daughter’s  4th birthday. My mom and her share the same birthday, so she wanted to give her something special. Its a fairy princess based off of her when she did a photo shoot dressed up in a similar costume. I took some artistic liberties and added a bit more. I hope she likes it!

A Raku work in progress I’m pretty excited about. I’ve never done raku before so It will be interesting to see how she looks when she’s done. And sorry the pics aren’t that great. My phone had like 3% battery left, but the arts center I go to has the best light, so when she’s done I’ll get a much better photo of her.

She’s fired! This is the piece I had uploaded on here a few months back while it was still unfinished. I supposed its still not complete. I have to repair her hand and foot still and I may add paint to it to blend out some of the colors, and highlight others that didn’t come out as much as I would have liked with the underglazes. Hopefully soon I will make a post of her ACTUALLY finished to my liking, but until then, enjoy!

Loading a bisque is always scary and stressful. I programed a super slow firing so hopefully no explosions. I would be so sad. *fingers crossed*

Loading a bisque is always scary and stressful. I programed a super slow firing so hopefully no explosions. I would be so sad. *fingers crossed*

This piece took forever, but i’m pretty happy about it. She is covered/ being consumed by succulents. In the past i’ve always envisioned myself doing super detailed work, but actually doing makes me want to die a little bit. Once its finished its such a great feeling. Will be doing some clean up on this piece once its bisqued. It was scary handling this piece.

I just bought my NCECA membership!

I’m super excited about the upcoming NCECA conference next year that will be in Providence, RI. I live in RI and I’m SO EXCITED its so close to me. I don’t have to spend a fortune on plane tickets, or hotel, I could honestly take the bus up for $2 Kennedy Plaza which is in the heart of downtown, up the street from the RI convention center. I haven’t been able to go since 2011 because of money/time, and having at my door step is so fantastic. I spent the last of the money I made with one piece I sold in a gallery, but I’m happy to invest what I’ve made from my work back into the field for my own personal growth. If anyone on tumblr is going, I would love to meet you guys!

Also, sorry I haven’t posted my newest piece. Its done and drying but I forgot to take a photo of it, like a dummy. Next wednesday I will be bisque firing so I’ll upload a picture then. Fingers crossed for a good firing!

A work in progress thats a bit different from work I’ve done in the past. its a figure in a pitcher plant and there is a separate piece that will be epoxied on post firing. I had done an illustration with this concept and I wanted to bring it to life with clay, so i decided to go for it. I originally envisioned it as a wall piece and maybe in the future I will make more pitcher plant figures that are all pieces. I haven’t made any wall pieces before, so I will experiment with that and see if I like it.

A work in progress thats a bit different from work I’ve done in the past. its a figure in a pitcher plant and there is a separate piece that will be epoxied on post firing. I had done an illustration with this concept and I wanted to bring it to life with clay, so i decided to go for it. I originally envisioned it as a wall piece and maybe in the future I will make more pitcher plant figures that are all pieces. I haven’t made any wall pieces before, so I will experiment with that and see if I like it.

Here is a work in progress that I managed to make pretty quickly. All of the holes in the figure will have these indian pipe plants epoxied in post firing because trying to transport this while still greenware to the arts center with those tiny flowers would have been a nightmare. its kinda  wild looking with the flowers all in. I’ll post a image of that later, maybe when its bisqued. the plants were too dry and fragile at the time photographed it.

Another piece in progress. Its a small figure with under glazes I carved through in the base. Its a fun piece I’m making for Hope Gallery in Bristol, RI that i currently have pieces exhibiting. If you’re in the area, you should check out the gallery!