Building on the success of her 'Tiny Dancer' series, Donna McCarthy-Jensen brings a new collection to Amiro Art & Found for December. These clay sculptures stand at approximately 5"-7" tall and are inspired by Donna's own practice of yoga.
The pieces are hand-built in clay, bisque-fired, glazed and then raku-fired. Raku-firing involves pulling the pieces from the kiln as the glaze is melting. The glaze crazes due to the fast-cooling. The pieces are then smoked in a bed of sawdust resulting in the unglazed portion of the pieces smoked dark. The greens and reds in some pieces are the result of copper in the glaze.
Donna attended Dominican College in New Orleans, Louisiana and studied sculpture with the artist Angela Gregory. She later earned an M. Ed. in Art Education from the University of Florida. She teaches and works in clay with her husband, clay artist Ken Jensen, in north Florida.
Join Donna and a host of other artists for December's First Friday Art Walk.