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 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

My homage to Rodin and Marvel. As it turns out, what I thought was an original idea had been done previously by an artist named Luke Ross - albeit a drawing and not a sculpture (thank God). I'm hopeful that my version is the first ceramic sculpture rendition of this mash-up. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

 

Le Hulk Pensant

Wet clay model

Kumiho

 

A Kumiho (or Gumiho) is the Korean version of a nine-tailed fox also present in Chinese (Huli jing) and Japanese (Kitsune) folklore. The common elements in all three legends are of a supernatural fox with nine tails who's lived a thousand years and is able to shape-shift into a beautiful woman. I originally wanted to glaze this piece in full color with ancient spirit tattoos (as suggested by an Instagram sculpting colleague), but decided to go with saturation gold for various reasons. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

 

Kumiho

Wet clay model

Mil Mascaras

 

The sport-tainment of professional wrestling is known as "Lucha Libre" in Mexico, and I remember watching it on television as a kid growing up in LA. While there were a lot of memorable characters, Mil Máscaras was in a class by himself. He was as legendary back then as he is now. This tribute to him, along with Osumosan and The Prize Fighter, completes my modern day Gladiators series. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Mil Mascaras

 

Mil Mascaras

 

Mil Mascaras

 

Mil Mascaras

 

Mil Mascaras

Wet clay model

Howling Wolf

 

This piece was a commission/trade of sorts for a ceramics colleague in Australia who specifically requested it be between 4 to 5 inches tall. It ended up being 4.75 inches from the bottom surface of the base to the tip of the snout. I will be making a larger version later (hence "1.0"). Incidentally, this is my second wolf since Princess Mononoke and my third canid sculpture including Tuco. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

 

Howling Wolf

Wet clay model