A mysterious parcel arrived for me a few days ago. It was a gift from my daughter in Sydney and contained a big lump of mud! It was a DIY pottery set. Such fun!
This morning I cleared the decks and decided to have a play with the clay. Not content with making a simple pot I decided to sculpt a hare. I probably should have chosen a pot.
My weakness is impatience. I ought to have studied several drawings of the anatomy of a hare before I started but I was keen to get stuck in. So my hare’s head is rather too big for his body. And the ears kept flopping over. He looks rather more like a long eared dog than a star gazing hare.
|his head is temporarily propped up and he has wires in his ears|
I don’t have a kiln so it will take several days to dry. I rather suspect his ears might drop off when I take the wires out. But yes, it was fun and he is definitely one of a kind.
I think you have more patience than I would have - and it does look like a hare, so well done.ReplyDelete
I love it.ReplyDelete
He looks very good.ReplyDelete
I think that looks wonderful. Well done.ReplyDelete
Wow - looks great! Can't you leave the wires in - just trim the ends so they don't show? Well done!ReplyDelete
That's a pretty good first attempt, Sue. You could have sculpted Rick - he would have made a good model!ReplyDelete
I've always loved pottery, and even now have some clay stowed away - the sort that doesn't need firing.
Wow, the ears really transform it and suddenly it is definitely a hare. A brilliant first attempt, I love it.ReplyDelete
Hare Thare and Everywhare new lockdown enterprize, should go far. I do watch the Throwdown Challenge and am very envious of your kit and how you have used it.ReplyDelete
I collect hares as your probably know and I think he is rather good. Hope the ears stay on.ReplyDelete
I think he looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
That is one good looking hare. Well done.ReplyDelete
I like it! So much more creative than a vase or bowl!ReplyDelete
That looks like a hare to me! He's pretty cute.ReplyDelete
It is a damned good effort Sue and as you enjoyed the process why not have another go? Is it possible to do some drying out in your oven? Maybe you could google that.ReplyDelete
I think you did a great job. I love long-eared rabbits! -JennReplyDelete
It looks very good, and it's wise to emphasise the head and ears. Is it that self hardening clay? What a good idea for a present.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I'm pleased to report that his ears are looking perky and still in situ this morning.ReplyDelete
I actually love that!ReplyDelete