20 Colorful Sculptures With Intricate Details, As Created By Carol Long

Published 8 months ago

Kansas-based artist, Carol Long, has spent nearly four decades perfecting her craft of working with clay. Over the past 12 years, she has been passionately creating vibrant clay sculptures inspired by the world of plants and animals.

For Carol, clay’s appeal lies in its ever-evolving nature, constantly challenging her problem-solving skills throughout the creative process. In a previous interview with DeMilked, the artist said, “Manipulating a piece of clay and solving problems throughout the process has always been intriguing. One will never stop learning when working with clay. Clay can continue after firing to look as fluid as it was before firing.”

Carol’s process revolves around the vessel, using techniques like wheel throwing, slab building, extrusion, and casting. Each piece undergoes extensive transformation to create unique textures and character. Her distinct touch comes from intricate slip trailing, resulting in stunning surface embellishments. These sculptures are fired with commercial glazes, ensuring both beauty and durability. Check out some of her new works in the gallery below.

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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