Ceramic on wood wall sculpture by Allen Littlefield.
3½"h × 3½n"w × 2¼"d
Allen Littlefield hand builds each piece individually out of white stoneware clay. The work is then bisque-fired in an electric kiln. The final step in firing involves an ancient technique called pitfiring. This is done outdoors and involves wrapping or positioning each piece with various materials including cardboard and newspaper. After the pitfiring, Allen washes each piece thoroughly and lets it dry before applying other colors or attaching them to backgrounds. Since the work is porous, it is not recommended for outdoor use in climates where temperatures dip near or below freezing. As a general statement about his sculpture, Allen explains that current work is to be viewed as "future artifacts;" objects that foreshadow what may be found in museums 3,000 years from now. The sculpture and fragments might reveal some of our alleged martyrs and saints or ritual and sacred objects.
Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.
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