Siberian Tiger 

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye,

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

 

- William Blake

 

The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) also called Amur tiger, is considered to be the largest tiger species, weighing up to 700 lbs in the wild and over 1,000 lbs in captivity. This magnificent beast once ranged throughout Korea, north-eastern China, Russian Far East, and eastern Mongolia, but are now limited to mostly Russia and some parts of China. As a subspecies, the Siberian tiger's skull is more massive and broader than Bengals, and their mane and fur thicker, and paws wider. In preparing for this piece, I studied a lot of videos of wild Siberian tigers. One wild Siberian was so large and burly that if not for the stripes could almost pass for a bear! I think my favorite animal of all time is the Siberian tiger for their power, beauty, and rarity. I will definitely be making more tigers as my clay sculpting skills improve. As always, my thanks to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

Siberian Tiger

 

 

Siberian Tiger

Wet Clay Model 

 

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