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

Princess Mononoke

 

This one's a tribute to one of my favorite animated films of all time, "Princess Mononoke," directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli, and released in 1997. It's also my first attempt at using Amaco's velvet underglazes rather than acrylic paint to color the entire piece. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Princess Mononoke

The dark blue underglaze evaporated and spread a bit. I decided to leave this as-is. 

Princess Mononoke

 

Princess Mononoke

 

Princess Mononoke

 

Princess Mononoke

 

Princess Mononoke

 

Princess Mononoke

Wet clay model

Medusa

 

I based Medusa 2.0's pose on a photo by Teo Speranza of model Jamila Ekukpe (posted by an Instagram account I follow). My first attempt at Medusa (1.0) was a bust - pun intended. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

 

Medusa

Wet clay model

 Indiana Jones

"It's not the years honey, it's the mileage."

 

Everybody loves Indiana Jones - except Nazis. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

 

Indiana Jones

Wet clay model