Sleeping Dog

Sleeping Dog

Ceramic Stoneware, Underglazes, Mahagony Base

13" x 9" x 1 1/2" 


  • The Process

    This is a ceramic study I did of our dog, Zeus, a tailless Husky mix, stretched out sleeping. I sculpted him out of stoneware clay from life, while he was sleeping and before he moved:) Once the clay was carefully dried, I bisque fired him to a ceramic state.  I then applied several colors of underglazes, and fired him a final time.  He's been mounted on a piece of rough sawn mahogany.  the work of art has a picture wire attached to the back and is ready to be hung on the wall.  Conversely, the sculpture displays just as nice on a table top or piece of furniture, once the wire has been removed.