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Re:Clay Architecture

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Betty Bowen (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 08:50:43 -0500

>>How about clay architecture? . . . . . We've made them 3 sided and placed
candles in them to animate them when the light flickers through the windows

Linda, there is an artist in Norman Oklahoma (OU) who makes the most
beautiful clay structures that are lit with candles. Her name is Corazon
Watkins and she came to Oklahoma from the Philippines after marrying an Okie
then studied at OU. She does many different types of work, but the
structures are my favorite. They tend to be simple adobe-like forms, fairly
large, with very sensitive surface texture/coloring. One I found
particularly beautiful was very rectangular and included a flight of steps
going up into the piece. The candle was hidden in the top of the piece, so
the light was glowing down into the stairwell. She is Catholic and recently
has made some large sculptures of saints and some candle-lit altarpieces
perhaps on commission. I wish someone would commission a whole chapel from