Mermaid Mug
 

My first ever ceramic sculpture was a mermaid mug - or at least a crude attempt at it. The first one was done in a couple of hours, and I did not use any sculpting tools. I came back to the studio the following week and made version 2.0, a bit less crude and done all from my head (no models or reference photos). (See Version 1.0 and 2.0) A while later, I decided on another attempt at a slightly larger scale (Version 3.0), this time using a photo reference for the face (but not the body). I thought it was OK at the time, but looking back it was pretty sloppy. Since then I've used an iPad app to 3D model male and female anatomies for reference - not as good as a live model, but the next best thing. Anyway, back to the mug... my latest version (4.0) was really a practice in relief sculpting (Tinker Bell's reflection was another). The face is based on Lynda Carter, and the glaze was a mixture of several celadon shades. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

 

Mermaid Mug

Wet clay model

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