Architectural sculpture is a ceramic design in clay with a flat back, so that when it is finished, it can be attached to a wall or any flat surface. There are two methods; “Architectural Sculpture”, which is in three dimensions of shapes and levels; and “Flat Relief” which is at different heights but flat.
The photos of the three designs show how different techniques can be used together. Next to each design there is a map with the layout of the pieces showing where they join and how the pieces fit together. All three are made with refractory – stoneware clay, which is strong and good for work that has to be left in the open air. It is clay prepared to retain its physical shape and chemical identity when fired to high temperatures. There are different types made, with different textures and colors that can be fired up to 1300º C.
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