Clay Cubes

I made these clay cubes in my studio clay class in late winter (early in 2020). They are not boxes, nor are they useful. They are just cube sculpture, about 2-3 inches on each side.

They can be stood on their sides or lie on their backs with the patterns on the upper side. Whatever you like.

Stoneware clay, fired at cone 6, various glazes, early 2020.

Here are some individual shots. I enjoyed making the various raised patterns.

12 thoughts on “Clay Cubes

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I was not sure how these would turn out (I kind of rushed building the structure as the session was ending) but I like how they ended up, and I’ll try more of them if I go back to the clay studio.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. They have no purpose, just being fun to make. I chose my favorite shape, the cube, formed from tiles, and I do love making relief sculptures, which is what these tiny add-ons really are, I guess.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, they were fun to make, having no purpose but just to look at let me do anything I wanted, and I chose my favorite clay activities – relief work, and glazing with multiple overlaps, plus…I like cubes!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      You know, I did not know if they would be anything at all when I made them (I kind of was in a hurry in the class to finish them one session and I didn’t angst over them like I usually do, I just slapped it together). Glazing I did a little more thoughtfully. But I love making little clay relief things and cubes are a favorite shape for me. And the idea they didn’t have to DO anything, well, now you see, it was really a lot of fun just to make them and not worry about what they were meaning, or supposed to be doing…

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