A collection of pics of our Bengal Ada and Burmese Voltaire (aka Wah-Wah).
Two small clay tablets I made, depicting Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven from the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Size: around 5cm X 8cm
Diluted ochre underglaze, partially rubbed off.
Here is a new mask I made. I had intended to create something primitive and entish, but all I ended up with was a facsimile of Raggerty (scroll down). Size: around 25cm in height.
After a hiatus of 20 years I started doing pottery again — this time with a focus on masks. Below is my first attempt. My initial goal was to create some kind of generic death mask from ‘ye verily olden times’.
Is it Thracian? Scythian? Neither, because I have no idea what I’m doing.
Following last night’s power failure our Bengal and Burmese cats naturally gravitated toward the heater.
By staggering coincidence, the photo also includes my (first) in-progress Viking shield, depicting an aquatic creature — possibly Jörmungandr, the World Serpent.
Next I’ll add a boss in the centre, and leather trimming along the edges.