Sculpture by Jodee, Native American, Abstract, & Garden sculpture
One-of-a-kind clay sculpture
Prior to February of 2010 I had never touched clay My interest began quite by accident. I bought some polymer clay, why? I'm not sure. I was retired and looking for a creative outlet. Much to my surprise the figures I made were fun and interesting. While searching techniques online I happened upon Santa Fe Clay's website and so began my relationship with clay.
When I work with clay I am reminded of the excitement a child feels when playing with mud. The transformation from mud to art is pure alchemy. The satisfaction I feel with the end result is a kind of mystical enchantment. That the spirituality becomes contagious, when the viewer gazes upon my sculptures, is my goal.
While my interest grows and I am learning new techniques, I primarily work with sculpture clay fired to cone 5, decorated with iron oxides and underglazes to achieve a more natural earthy feel. Additionally I may add wood stains to my fired pieces to enhance the connection with nature. I primarily build my sculptures with coils and incorporate slab and solid construction.
My studio is named "Sculpture by Jodee" for a reason. My legal name is spelled Jody; however, I was named after my father "Joe" and my mother "Dee". It is in their honor that I sign my art "Jodee".