Little by little I will eventually get all my pictures up on the web. This set is my little people (click here to look), which I think of as doodles in clay. I usually use a left over chunk of clay, make a couple of slices to get the legs and arms started, and then just work it until it looks like something. It’s not too unusual for them to crack during firing (and then they typically end up in a pot with some plants). There are a few in here (like the Airedale) which are slab built. I have done many lizards this way… my next group of photo’s will be lizards, so stay tuned.
I can’t say I am happy with these photo’s, I think that what worked a few months ago (shooting the pictures outside in the shade) is not working with the summer sun, especially with shiny glazes. It was interesting to notice that most all them have their legs crossed the same direction (something I never noticed until I was sorting through bad pictures, and using positions of legs and arms to figure out which was which). I’m open to suggestions on getting better pictures.
Let me know what you like!