The tiger (panthera tigris) has to be one of the most majestic and beautiful animals in this planet's history. It is estimated that there are fewer than 4,000 of these magnificent cats currently in existence. A white tiger is a result of a rare genetic variation in the Bengal tiger subspecies (1 in 10,000 births), and also lends itself much better to a glazed ceramic medium. The stripes were created by carving tiny notches and then applying a dark ceramic glaze across the entire body and then wiping away. (See post-bisque photo below) The white is from the natural color of the unglazed clay fired twice. For this piece I did not do a sketch but relied on stock photos. Thanks always to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.
Post bisque with the glaze applied and then sponged off in the white sections.
Wet clay model