Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
|Work in progress|
Friday, January 20, 2012
|Lisa with her boney box|
Among this bestiary comes something unconsidered by me. What about"a buffalo in ..a sitting position?" My internet knitting friend, Pam the knitter asked. She has a blog. You will find her at Yarn Goddess so always a sucker for a challenge I proceed.
First stop was Google. I've seen bison but have never really looked at a Bison. As structures they are amazing. They have all this mass up front--especially in their heads. With all that bulk in front I find it amazing that they don't fall on their faces.
I have decided to do the buffalo form with slabs and pictured above is it first assembled. It has a way to go as Lisa, one of the studio potters, can attest. Her best guess as to what it was "Well . . . it's an animal."
OK so there are things yet to be done with this bison/buffalo so hang on to your britches. This critter will get some haunches, a beard, horns, a face and so on.