Funk Space Junk"
I never heard the word
"Steampunk" until recently.
Briefly Steampunk is defined as: a genre
of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine
power, Design wise it is the amalgamation between Gothic style and Neo-Victorian
fancies: a combination of black and gold, glitter and grime.. Taking something
modern and designing it as if it were from the steam era. (Think movies such as"
20000 Leagues Under The Sea" or Tim Burton movies or Tv series like "The
Wild Wild West"). My wife and I have always liked such stuff but didn't know
that made us "Steampunks". I thought I was too old to be a punk but
I guess not. Well, I did have a mohawk hair cut for about 30 minutes when
I was 12.
This jug was inspired
by Buck Rogers. He was all hand-thrown and sculpted. Then he was glazed with a
metallic, grungy ,bronze/black lava glazeand high-fired. Then he was refired twice
with metallic lusters to accentuate the old space robot look. The inside is glazed
with a lead-free, food safe glaze. This plumbers nightmare looks like a fugitive
from someones basement. Beneath his his rusty old exterior beats the heart of
a young "Space Cadet". He's ready for action. He has a guage face for
his eye and another above his handle so he can keep track of his steam presure.
He is the first in a series of "Steampunk" robot jugs I have in the
works check back for more. I spent the last 7 years doing junk sculpture so this
guy is kind of a natural extension of that process except he is made of clay pieces
instead of metal.
stands 14" tall to the tops of his steam guage and is 10"wide. It is
made of high-fire stoneware and the glaze is handmade by me and is food safe and
and process: Hand thrown and sculpted stoneware, and high fire glaze. Refired
for luster glazes.
Signed: Yes. Artist signed,
numbered and dated with the year produced.
Entirely handmade using no molds.
Each jug is an original. Comes
with a certificate of originality.