Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Clay Earth Goddess

Another project from some years ago I am very proud of and wish to share, is my Earth Goddess statue I have made from river clay.  I was inspired by Helen Demetriou, who has made a video about making your own goddess. It took me a whole afternoon to make it and all the time I really felt connected with the Earth Mother while working with the clay. In the summer I fill Her bowl with lavender or other dried herbs; in the winter with clear quartz crystal chips and this season I give Her wheat grain. She always  has a place on my altar in the living room. 


earth goddess clay


17 comments:

  1. Oh, she's marvellous, Ellen! Amazing how much expression can be put into a figure with no face - she seems pensive and kind, nurturing and wise :)

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    1. Thanks, she is indeed all that for me and always there

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  2. That's so beautiful! I wonder if I could ever manage to do my own goddess figure. :)

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  3. Thank you for your kind words. I would say, just go for it. It is the intention that makes your statue personal, not the result

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  4. Wonderful! I love the variety of textures and types of things. The Earth Goddess is so lovely. Makes me want to sculpt something and that's a very rare impulse!

    I love the gems and grain and shells, too. The plant behind looks like a tree the goddess is sitting in front of. :)

    I have made some goddess pendants, mostly, but not as many figurines. I like making incense burners shaped like goddesses/women, but maybe I should try little statues and figures.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    MM

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  5. I would love to see the things you have made.
    And just grab some clay and put your hands in it. There is always something lovely hidden within Hugs :)

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  6. That's really beautiful! I love it!

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  7. Thank you, she is really special to me

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  8. This is absolutely stunning! I am in awe!!!

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  9. Wow Ellen! I love that fact that you made her from river clay.

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    1. Thank you Jane. it was great making her!

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  10. Oh, she is so lovely! You inspired me to make something similar for my garden altar... do you by any chance know how I could make such a clay statue weather proof?

    Kind regards from another native Dutch woman :)

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    1. Hoi! Ik denk dat je het beeld dan moet glazuren en bakken. Mijn beeld is aan de lucht gedroogd en valt uit elkaar wanneer er water bij komt.
      Misschien toch maar iets voor binnen maken ?? in ieder geval succes
      groetjes Ellen

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    2. Bakken en glazuren moet lukken. Ik heb weliswaar geen rivierklei (was het maar waar) maar iets van een hobbywinkel.. eens kijken wat dat doet :)
      Mijn altaartje binnen staat al redelijk vol en is ook wel compleet, voor dit moment in elk geval. Het is mijn buitendingetje wat al dagen schreeuwt dat het iets wil hebben :P
      Groetjes, Peluca

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