Doulla Aebli

Subtitle
Handbuilt Ceramic Animal Sculpture
About the Event
Inspired by my love of animals and the surrounding countryside I make ceramic sculptures of British Wildlife. Each sculpture is entirely hand built and therefore unique. They are suitable for the house or garden.
Event Type
Exhibition
Disciplines
Ceramics/Glass, Sculpture/Carving
Telephone
01823 650796
Web
https://www.facebook.com/doullaaeblisculptures/
Opening Times
DateOpening Times
Sat 7Closed
Sun 809:00 - 17:00
Mon 909:00 - 17:00
Tue 1010:00 - 17:00
Wed 1110:00 - 17:00
Thu 1210:00 - 17:00
Fri 1310:00 - 17:00
Sat 1410:00 - 17:00
Sun 1509:00 - 17:00
Long Description

I started sculpting 18 years ago after attending pottery classes at the Somerset College of Arts & Technology in Taunton. I was soon hooked and combined my new found passion for clay with my love of animals. My first large sculpture was of a hare and they continue to be my favourite subject.

I have a small studio and an electric kiln at my home in Wellington. Before sculpting begins a lot of time is spent studying the animal's anatomy and behaviour. This is done mainly via pictures, books, films and by visiting wildlife sanctuaries or in the wild. I have been lucky enough to have had close encounters with otters, owls, hedgehogs and Exmoor ponies through my contacts with animal sanctuaries.

Stoneware clay is used for sculpting and the piece is then coloured with underglazes and stains. After a drying period the sculpture is fired to a temperature of 1000C. Firing takes approximately twelve hours with a further twelve hours for the kiln to cool down before opening. Further colours and glaze are added or adjusted and then the sculpture is fired to a final temperature of 1220C . A large sculpture can take over a month to complete.

Venue Information

Map
Address
Wiveliscombe Community Centre
West Street
Wiveliscombe
Somerset
TA4 2JP
Region
Wiveliscombe
Disabled
Disabled Access with Assistance
Toilets
Toilets with Disabled Facilities
Dogs
Dogs Allowed
Directions (By Car)
At traffic lights in Wiveliscombe, go up the hill, turn left past The Square. The Community Centre is situated next left.
Parking
In Croft Way Car Park or West Street.