Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bird With Long Neck

This Bird is an American Bittern, same family as the Heron, the piece is hollow inside and build with a coil technique. The challenge is to keep going up without having the piece collapse and, I made sure to measure the piece so that it fits in my kiln, the tip of the bird's beak came very close to the top, what a relief!

I sold the bird the day I showed it, so I didn't get to spend much time with it, at least I have a few pictures.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My Cat and my Raven

Isn't he cute, I mean they, he thinks he's the king of the house, well my husband too. But the cat get's to go where he wants to...

Here's another bird on my friend Sandy's wall, I like the blue in contrast with my bird.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Raven Sculpture

Something about ravens, they are captivating, mysterious, intelligent and beautiful. I had fun making this bird, when you see what the raven can do, it's frighteningly amazing, they are so smart!!!
I also see the raven as a symbol of strength, the watchful eye, the protector.

In the next picture, I put the Whip-Poor-Will next to the raven. The Whip-Poor-Will is a night creature, rarely seen because it hides in the daytime. I love these two together.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Warthog, a face a mother could love.

Well, as you can see i love unusual creatures, I find it very gratifying to make something that looks weird. The features are sculpted and carved, the tile measures 8"X8" and about 1 1/2" thick at the nose.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I love making birds....

Something about birds, they represent freedom to me, I love to look at them and observe their behavior. Sculpting birds is very rewarding it's the next best thing to holding one, when I sculpt my subject I work from a picture, I imagine what the bird is doing and give it life, I love this process.
This is a wren I sculpted, I was attracted to this bird for it's unusual way the tail goes up.
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