Finished Umbel Flower

After hours of tedium in the building process and lots of prayers to the kiln gods during the firing process, this Umbel Flower is finally finished. Inspired by a dandelion flowerhead that had gone to seed the flower has high temperature wire for the stalks that attach to the core of the flower and then a thinner gauge high temperature wire on the tips of each of the stalks. I wanted to have a stem and base so that the flower would display upright. Luckily, my studio neighbor sculptor Jamie Abbott was up to the task and he forged me a stem from steel rod which was welded onto a base. I swore I was only going to make one of these but now that I see it finished, I might just have to make a few more!

Finished Umbel Flower | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture Come see this piece in person during Open Studios this October!

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3 thoughts on “Finished Umbel Flower

  1. WOW – I love it!!!! Can’t wait to see it in person:)

    1. Thanks!! It’s already sold but it will be on display for Open Studios and then it will go to its new home! Come visit soon!!!

  2. Its very cool, Jenni!

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