Artwalk 2017 Location: Rogue Tavern Parking Lot, 2312 2nd Avenue North
Carolyn Wass’ clay sculptures are modern day animal effigies with a pop culture twist. Her whimsical creatures are influenced by everything from movie monsters to legends of the Sasquatch. Her recent works are based on mainly photographs she has taken and then sculpted out of stark white clay. The pieces are assembled separate and then put together when the clay has dried and become more structurally sound. After a piece is finished, it must dry and then be bisque-fired. Her glazing technique uses underglazes like watercolor. Many layers of watery color are used. The piece still requires an overall coat of clear glaze for tactile appeal and a final firing.
She graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2002 and has been on the go ever since. She has participated in over 60 juried art shows. Her awards include a merit award at Panoply and the Arch Pike Award for excellence in ceramics at the Monte Sano Show. She is an exclusive artist at Nakedart gallery in Birmingham and the switch house in Huntsville.