Announcement My clay sculptures are handbuilt. I never use molds, each one is unique. All color is a result of engobes, glazes and oxides that are fused into the clay during the firing process. I hope you enjoy them. To see more pieces visit my website at www.joanncarrera.weebly.com. Thanks for visiting.
My clay sculptures are handbuilt. I never use molds, each one is unique. All color is a result of engobes, glazes and oxides that are fused into the clay during the firing process. I hope you enjoy them. To see more pieces visit my website at www.joanncarrera.weebly.com. Thanks for visiting.
misshg80 on Nov 28, 2016
So beautiful. I LOVE IT! Thank you so much and for the fast shipping too.
melissa60 on Jul 31, 2016
Absolutely beautiful goddess figure from a talented artist. Everything about this piece is a pleasure - the colors, the weight and the curve of it in my hand. Thank you so much for this treasure!
dianedhudson on Nov 1, 2015
Absolutely love this sculpture! High quality, original piece, I would purchase from this shop/seller again! Kind regards Diane
Figurative sculpture in clay
Professionally I was a graphic designer and book illustrator for 12 years. Then, when my three sons were young, I started teaching graphics in the public school system. I could only create my art in any spare time I could get. But I was always thinking of what I wanted to create, even if I could not find the time or energy to do it. Now that my sons are college age, I find myself with more time to devote to my artwork.
I studied art in college and took a couple clay classes. But it wasn't until 2009 that I started to seriously work in clay. I took classes and workshops with several sculptors. In 2010, I started my Etsy shop and have enjoyed connecting with people all over the world. It is great knowing there are people out there who enjoy what I do. I love hearing from them and I imagine my sculptures traveling to far away places being taken care of by someone that appreciates them.
I am mostly interested in creating figures and faces. I do all the work. There are no helpers involved. I don't use any molds, every piece is unique.
I am working in a few different series now. I have my little fertility figures which are very enjoyable to make, and a great way to experiment with new designs and colors. I am also doing a series of figures in a niche to hang on the wall. These are more emotional pieces that relate to the inner life of a person and the healing powers of nature. Recently, I started doing these little faces on tiles reminiscent of the artwork found in old buildings. They are also meant to hang on the wall.
I fire in an electric kiln and use underglazes, glazes, engobes, and oxides. Some are commercial colors and some I mix myself. I also fire in a gas kiln and use the Raku method of reduction to smoke the pieces. The colors in this method are very unpredictable. It is always a surprise when you take out the piece. Sometimes a happy surprise, sometimes not. But it can always be fired again. : )
Since I started working with clay I just could not get enough of it. It is a magical material, so responsive to touch while wet, then turned to stone by fire. I look forward to working in this material for a long time, God willing. Recently I started working in watercolors again, I hope to add some to my Etsy shop soon. Thanks for visiting!
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico of Cuban parents (AKA Cubarrican or Boricuban ) I went to college in New York and then settled in Miami, Florida, where I live now with a big family, a huge black Labrador mix dog and a few outside cats.
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