I’ve always liked the fairy tale “Rapunzel”. I can’t say why – for one thing, I’ve always thought Rapunzel needed to rely on herself a bit more. I felt I could have knocked the old witch down and made a run for it, so why couldn’t she?
So thinks a girl of about six years old, listening to her grandmother read the story to her before bedtime.
Anyway, I’ve made some of these towers, all about a foot high or so, in the past, but they were done in earth-toned glazes in stoneware clay.
This time I’ve used lowfire white clay and painted it in Velvet underglazes. This tower is not going to be lost in any forest, believe me.
Here is a view of the front of the tower, and the little door I made from sticks picked up in my yard.
Here is a 360 degree view of the tower. I have gone a quarter turn each time – you either see the side, or an angle view involving two sides, in order, all the way around.
Here are some details of the color work.
This tower was a lot of fun to make.