Thursday, October 6, 2016

Musical Sculpture

Turn, turn, my wheel! Turn round and round
Without a pause, without a sound:
So spins the flying world away!
This clay, well mixed with marl and sand,
Follows the motion of my hand;
For some must follow, and some command,
Though all are made of clay!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I saw Ken Jensen's pottery in person and knew I wanted to share it with you. Most of these are from his musical sculpture line (the exception being the last work). He says, "They sound like bugles, conch shells, fog horns, and didgeridoos." Thanks, Ken, for giving me permission to post these!

The Twister
by Ken Jensen

The Dragon
by Ken Jensen

The Maze
by Ken Jensen

The Tornado
by Ken Jensen

The Blue Note
by Ken Jensen

Three One Notes
by Ken Jensen

Yin Yang Set in Copper with Trees
by Ken Jensen


HWY said...

These sculptures actually made me smile. I love the creative spirit behind them (and the fact that they make "music" is great, too).

Retta said...

If I weren't a painter, I'd be a clay sculptor! Love these! The musical ones look so organic and alive. How fun it would be to hear them.