May 2010

  • May 28 update

    finished hollowing out. not sure there’s time to make any more big pieces and complete them in time for BAM show…

  • May 25 update

    sculpting phase complete — will start chopping it up tomorrow for hollowing phase.

  • May 24 update

    tail on, ear armatures in place, ear slabs made and setting up preparatory to adding the ears tomorrow.

  • May 23 update

    pretty much done except for ears and tail.

  • May 22 update

    here’s where i ended up tonight. but before i did, i had some fun with eye experiments (below) getting “bigger is better” out of my system and a couple more variations

  • May 21 update

    Initial thumbnail sketch, which I then enlarged to make a full size luan profile pattern and wood armature. Masses roughed in, left uncovered overnight to set up before further sculpting. The weeks are flying by! BAM is looming!

  • May 9 update

    Probably the last photo of this one for a month or two — next steps involve cutting it up into a couple dozen sections, hollowing each section out till there’s just a 1/4 to 3/8″ wall of clay, then re-assembling prior to firing. I’ll continue to refine various parts, especially the legs, tail, and belly.…

  • May 8 update


    Sort of a centaur on left, except he will only have two large feet instead of the usual four. Note pencil between feet for scale. And yes, he will have rabbit ears. Aristophanes, in bisque form, in background. Sculpture on right will be a “ginger jar” rabbit, unweird.

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