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Louise Brown

Louise's sculptures are of the four legged variety, and she tries to inject an element of fun and quirkiness into them. She wants them to have a cute expression on their faces, and to not look like they have been made in a mould. Therefore , she tries not to smooth out the clay too much, so that there is lots of texture, and she doesn't mind the odd little crack here and there, as these imperfections add to the handmade look of the sculptures. She works with stoneware and porcelain clays , After the sculptures have been bisque fired she applies the colours in the form of oxides, underglazes and limited application of glazes. Louise prefers her animals to have a matt finish and glaze is only applied to areas such as the eyes. The sculptures are then fired again to 1250 degrees for about 10 hours.