This is early days... a clay study of a piece I plan to make in steel. I find it is well worth the effort of creating in clay first before jumping in with steel. I am going to hollow it out and cast it as well... assuming the firing process goes well! It's about 11-1/2" high. 



wow just beautiful work. wood,metal and clay ! what else !!!! i love multi talented people !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Haha, thanks! I also carve marble! lol


Beautiful! I know that clay and wood have a close association on "carving", but clay can have material added on. I'll be quite interested in seeing this in steel...machining, right? Not cast?

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Thanks! The steel will be forged, not cast or machined. It is a (vaguely) similar process to clay in that it is both additive and subtractive in the methods. I am planning on casting this as well but will likely just cast it in cement and/or hydrostone plaster


I've never worked in clay or steel, can you describe the hollowing out process?
Nice! Looking forward to seeing the steel version!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Thats fantastic! I love the expression on her face.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Incredibly life like!

Multi-media work is a great talent, also eager to see how you do this In metal 👍
Great job! I've been thinking about rehydrating my clay supply to make some models that I can scan with my 3D scanner for carving in wood... Might be a good winter-time project for me. Thanks for sharing!


Yooper with a Drawl

Thanks!! I've always loved figurative works but my commissions are usually animals so i'm planning on doing a series of these just to get better at doing figurative work. 


Real nice work. I hope the casting comes out well!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day