24kt. Yellow Over Glaze Gold Torso

24kt. Yellow Over Glaze Gold Torso
30" X 14"
Quartz, Baroque Pearls, Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystal with Gold and Silver Electro-plated Starfish and Sand Dollars
$4600
 
Sawdust Fired Torso

Sawdust Fired Torso
26" X 12"
Forever Shell, Swarovski Crystal and Fossilized Shell as Broach
$3400
 
Sawdust Torso

Sawdust Torso
33" X 16"
Shell with Fresh Water Pearls and Swarovski Crystal with Fossilized Shell with Drusies Broach
$4200
 
White Raku

White Raku
45" X 14"
Black Marble, Black Coral, Quartz, Pearls, and Swarovski Crystals
$7800
 
White Raku Torso

White Raku Torso
30" X 15"
Purple Flouride, Fresh Water Pearls, and Swarovski Crystal
$3500
 




A R T I S T   S T A T E M E N T

Celebration of Human Form and Mother Nature


Estella spent her childhood in rural South Africa. From the age of eight, she has been digging into clay, plying the earth between her hands, collection wood and building flres. 


 


Estella presently lives in rural Indiana, where she conceives, fires and adornes her pieces in great solitude. Her work has been exhibited and acquired in Europe, Canada and the U.S. and is in numerous museum and private collections. 


In Celebration of the Human Form… I begin with simple clay and sculpt the torso using the coil building technique. The simplicity of the torso captures the essence of the soul. That, together with the primitive firing techniques of awdust and Raku, brings me back to my South African roots. The beauty of the colors in the clay is created by the intensity of the fire. Each torso comes from the fire with a uniqueness all its own. This element of surprise and individuality celebrates the human form.


In Celebration of Mother Nature… I “dress” the naked form of the torso to represent nature using feathers, branches, leaves, and gemstones. I use semi-precious and rare stones, formed over millions of years. Ancient science tells us that each stone has a symbolic meaning and our eyes detect the unique beauty of what lies within each.


My sculptures reflect my total life experience. Born and raised in South Africa, studied art in the Netherlands, I now reside in the heartland of the USA. These experiences have exposed me to cultural diversity and the beauty of nature.


My work is the expression of the human form… 
and the embodiment of beauty entwined with the powers of Nature.


Celebration of Human Form and Mother Nature


In Celebration of the Human Form… I begin with simple clay and sculpt the torso using the coil building technique. The simplicity of the torso captures the essence of the soul. That, together with the primitive firing techniques of awdust and Raku, brings me back to my South African roots. The beauty of the colors in the clay is created by the intensity of the fire. Each torso comes from the fire with a uniqueness all its own. This element of surprise and individuality celebrates the human form.


In Celebration of Mother Nature… I “dress” the naked form of the torso to represent nature using feathers, branches, leaves, and gemstones. I use semi-precious and rare stones, formed over millions of years. Ancient science tells us that each stone has a symbolic meaning and our eyes detect the unique beauty of what lies within each.


My sculptures reflect my total life experience. Born and raised in South Africa, studied art in the Netherlands, I now reside in the heartland of the USA. These experiences have exposed me to cultural diversity and the beauty of nature.


My work is the expression of the human form… 
and the embodiment of beauty entwined with the powers of Nature.