I already removed and hollowed out the head earlier in the week, and the ears are shaped and drying.
This evening I started the process of cutting everything into manageable pieces, hollowing them out, and re-assembling them, then re-cutting them apart. I know, it’s insane. This stage is definitely unnerving, and if not done well can lead to major headaches later (like getting all four feet to sit flat after firing).
Due to so many other irons in the fire, I’ve let this sculpture sit for over a month under plastic. Well, clay does have some organic matter in it…and lets just say I now have fresh incentive to finish it faster (although ‘fresh’ is definitely not the right word ).
Not much scheduled for the weekend, so I have no good excuse not to make progress on hollowing out.
Oh, I keep forgetting — I need to make the tail too!
Hollowed out same parts as yesterday on other side.
Finished sculpting/attaching tail.