High-fire porcelain teapot. Original design, hand-built, and painted with a dimpled surface texture.
Here is a longish short story that will entertain those of us who are home-bound. Enjoy. To see the story on full screen, click the right-hand box in the pop-up menu at the bottom of the file.Francesco-Martinelli_Story_11-1
The Cry is my first bronze cast sculpture. The very talented artists at Bronzarts in Sarasota, Florida managed to capture 99% of the detail in this very complex piece. Stevan Kuyper was the mold maker and Wayne Dyer did the cleaning, welding and detail work after the pour. They both were excellent to work with and are very knowledgable and informative about the whole process. The Cry is a bronze version of my wood sculpture The Cry. The bronze version is 8″ (20cm) tall, 11″ (28cm) with the granite base. I am currently seeking funding for a 6-foot version and buyers for the smaller version. The mold can support an edition of 20.
A collection of my porcelain and wood sculptural objects. Published by Ben Clarone Books. Available from Blurb.comClayandWood
Flash fiction submitted to a Flash Fiction contest.Trombones-and-Figs
Speedball 102/107 dip pens, Dr. Phil. Martin Black, Van Dyke Brown and White India ink and washes on 12×16″ Ampersand Claybord. 2019