Black Panther

 

The Black Panther is one of Marvel's coolest antiheroes and made his debut in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). While I am overall impressed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's takes on most other characters' costumes, I've been disappointed with the Black Panther and Captain America whose appearance were much better in the comic books in my opinion. My sculpture is based on the classic sliver age version sans the short cape. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Black Panther

 

Black Panther

 

Black Panther

 

Black Panther

 

Black Panther

 

Black Panther

 

Black Panther

Wet clay model in the makeshift home studio

Prince Namor Submariner

Imperious Rex!!!

 

Prince Namor (Full name: Namor McKenzie) is one of the earliest comic book superheroes, and is a foundational character throughout the Marvel universe. Half Atlantian and human, Prince Namor, AKA "The Submariner" has been both a threat and savior to the human race. He is one of my all time favorite comic book characters, and I've been wanting to sculpt him for a long time. I debated on glazing him in full color, but I decided on the bronze look (Amaco Saturation Gold). My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

 

Prince Namor Submariner

Wet clay model

Snow White

 

In 1937 Walt Disney released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated feature film in history. Based on the 19th century fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White was also the first feature film produced by Disney, and its commercial success enabled the financing of the Disney studios in Burbank, where animated legends like Pinocchio and Fantasia were later made. My tribute to this first Disney princess (and my second tribute to Disney since Tinker Bell) is based on the scene in the woods during the "With a Smile and a Song" number, voiced and sung by Adriana Caselotti, the then 19 year old session singer and voice talent who deserves as much credit as the animators for bringing Snow White to life. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Snow White

 

Snow White

 

Snow White

 

Snow White

 

Snow White

 

Snow White

 

Snow White

Wet clay model

Koala

 

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a marsupial native to Australia and have the oddest adaptations. They have two thumbs, fused toes, vertically slit irises, and their diet consists solely of eucalyptus leaves which are full of toxic chemicals. They also have one of the smallest proportionate brains of all mammals. All this aside, they are one of the cutest animals in the animal kingdom. I based my sculpture on a stock photo of a specimen atop a tree, with a base of melted blue glass. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

 

Koala

Wet clay model

A while ago I sculpted a ceramic iPad stand in the shape of an octopus, which I use almost on a daily basis. The only downside is its size, and so I sculpted a smaller, lighter stand that can hold both an iPad sized tablet and a smart phone. I used the classic fleur-de-lis shape as the basis for my design. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Fleur de lis

 

Fleur de lis

 

Fleur de lis