“Earnest Beast”, 2018
Wood fired porcelains
4" long x 2" wide x 5" tall
About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was woodfired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2200 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The wood ash settled onto the piece, melting into a beautiful glaze. The horns are made of an extra pale porcelain that stayed lighter than the body of the beast. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame. This beast was close to the front of the kiln, and collected rivulates of runny green ash, pooling on its belly.
About the piece:
The Earnest Beast is a good, if occasionally vexing, travel companion. He takes whatever comes in stride, with an unshakeably pleasant dispositions. This is calming when confronting mild travel frustrations, but after the third hour of being lost in a foreign city, you might be ready to strangle him.
"Earnest Beast" will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail within one to three business days, safely and securely heading your way. In case of overpayment for international shipping, I'll refund the extra.
Holiday orders: If you want gift wrap, just let me know. Also, please order by December 12 for delivery by the 25th.
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