Jean Elton's wall sculpture is another example of using found objects as inspiration for an artistic ceramic work (see also Jean Elton's Naples Palm Vessel). In this case, a segment of a foam packing crate was selected as a model from which a ceramic mold was made. After much hand sanding to create the final form, this and related objects were cast. The work is fired first to approximately 1800 degrees F and then hand - decorated by the artist, using underglazes applied with fine-tipped bottles and finished in a spray booth with a transparent gloss glaze. The object emerges from the final firing which requires approximately 2100 degrees F to take the work to its final form: unique ceramic pieces mounted on a mildly distressed hot rolled steel surface with 1/2 inch folds at the edges for depth. The mounted object is between 1 and 2 inches deep.
Dimensions of 2 ceramic pieces mounted: 27.5 inch by 14.0 inch, between 1 and 2 inches deep
Dimensions of 1 ceramic piece mounted: 15 inches square, between 1 and 2 inches deep