Helga has been working on a series of 12 female figures from different countries. Helga is from Austria. She retired over a year ago and now spends half the year in India and the other half of the year in Italy. While she is in Italy she works at Marino's studio. She will be leaving on Thursday so she is trying to finish up as many of the figures that she can. She sculpted all the figures from a solid piece of clay and then hollowed them out so that they could be fired in the kiln. There is a picture of the kiln getting loaded. Glaze is very dry when you put it in the kiln, but most of these pieces will be shining after the firing.
One of my vases in the kiln was inspired from all the old people I see walking around with canes. You will see them just walking in the street with their canes.