Michelle Loftis' Profile

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to view my Etsy pages!
My name is Michelle Loftis and I have been sculpting for more than 36 years. I began creating reproductions of my original stoneware sculptures in 1984. About 5 years ago I destroyed the molds for all my reproductions. I'm now focusing on creating one of a kind(OOAK) raku sculpture.
I LOVE to take a piece of clay and pound, squeeze, stretch, and smooth it until I can see whatever creature I am making start to come to life. Then the raku firing is sort of the icing on the cake, it gives each sculpture such a unique energy and appearance, and when a piece comes out really well it's such a feeling of accomplishment to have used all of the elements of nature, earth, air, fire and water to create a beautiful work of art. I am so lucky to get to do what I do!!

My son Dan is a…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 4
  • Joined April 18, 2009

Favorite materials

Clay and glaze, beads, charms

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About

Hello, thank you for taking the time to view my Etsy pages!
My name is Michelle Loftis and I have been sculpting for more than 36 years. I began creating reproductions of my original stoneware sculptures in 1984. About 5 years ago I destroyed the molds for all my reproductions. I'm now focusing on creating one of a kind(OOAK) raku sculpture.
I LOVE to take a piece of clay and pound, squeeze, stretch, and smooth it until I can see whatever creature I am making start to come to life. Then the raku firing is sort of the icing on the cake, it gives each sculpture such a unique energy and appearance, and when a piece comes out really well it's such a feeling of accomplishment to have used all of the elements of nature, earth, air, fire and water to create a beautiful work of art. I am so lucky to get to do what I do!!

My son Dan is a sculptor also and works in the studio with me on a daily basis. His work goes in the opposite direction from mine. While mine is light-hearted, his is dark. He recently opened his Etsy shop, if you'd like to see his work you can find it at

www.sinistersculpture.etsy.com

If you'd like to see my Facebook fanpage this is the link ......
www.facebook.com/SmilesUnlimitedRaku

My website, where I now have a portfolio of past work is.......
http://home.earthlink.net/~smilesunlimited2/

If you see something there that you like please convo me, I will happily make you something along the same lines if you'd like!

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