Thursday, March 29, 2007

Happy Day

The top sculpture was the last one pulled from the kiln. It turned out to be one of my favorites. I spent the first 50 hours or so convinced that this piece wasn't going to work. However, I had a deadline and couldn't abandon it having invested so much time. I needed the piece and the deadline was looming. Finally, it started to take on a life of it's own and began to tell me what it should look like. Also, I just assumed the straps from the skull to the dog would crack since they were entirely exposed to the air. They were bone dry while the rest of the sculpture was still wet. To my surprise, there was no cracking. It came out of the kiln perfect. A happy day, the day before I left for NCECA.

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