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.
Wet clay model