February 22, 2014

What's cookin'?

In progress: a Comtois stallion named Willem, and Layla, an Arabian mare. Sometimes sculptures just "happen". Layla is one of those, I didn't plan her, but here she is anyway.

The Comtois is a ruggedly charming French medium weight draft breed. Because he is such a bulky guy, I am sculpting Willem with Sculpey Firm, a polymer clay, instead of epoxy putty. Sculpey stays soft and workable until you heat it up. Boiling is one of the less conventional methods to cure the clay.