I wanted to go back in time a little and capture some sculptures I made before starting my daily creative logging commitment. I always learn new things with each sculpting project, and this website is a place to capture those lessons for myself and others. This is a critter I sculpted in August 2021.
I keep looking at these wooden pegs and seeing new critters. I don’t sketch ahead, just knead the clay and start adding bulk to the peg. This one started to take the shape of a plaque doctor or old man dressed as a bird. After adding the hat and cheeks it was clearly a bird in fancy dress, catching the train south. I approach these little sculpts like staring at clouds and guessing the animal. They evolve and morph, I do my best to facilitate their creation and not question or judge the process.
This sculpture took 16 hours to make and is on my shelf in the studio.