Cordelia

Cordelia Reads Herself King Lear. 20”x16”x10”, Sculpture made with low-fire clay and commercial glazes. Oxide and underglaze, gold lustre, mylar, leather, india ink. This sculpture won a Craft Ontario Affiliate Award at the Ottawa Guild of Potters Exhibition this spring 2014. Using the same motifs and clay body as in the Relics Series, this sculpture describes the character of Cordelia as a marionette in her own play. The text of Act I Scene I was hand-written in ink on a mylar sheet and then cut into individual strips and attached to Cordelia’s clay script. The ‘play’ then flows out onto the table on which an exaggerated chair sits, holding the puppet Cordelia in an act of reading.