I am currently working on a tree lichen series of works constructed in polymer clay.  I am constantly looking for inspiration on how other artists produce 3 dimensional works on canvas and came across the amazing work of Amanda Smith. 

Amanda Smith’s work is comprised of hand-built and slip-cast clay, which is then painted with layers of ceramic underglazes, glazes, oil paint and hanging hardware.

Looking at these ceramic pieces, I am pleasantly reminded of the work of Henry Darger. But of course, Smith has her own style and her own medium–that is not Darger’s. I can appreciate the influence, nonetheless. What a marvel of detail and imaginary scenery these ceramics reveal!