Tatanka wears the Green Cape
10"h x 5"w x5"d
Stoneware, underglazes, purpleheart base
Tatanka is an American Bison, standing upright atop a weathered sphere. Tatanka is part of a series of small ceramic sculptures depicting iconic animals in capes standing upon a weathered sphere. After reaching the greenware stage, I paint several layers and colors of underglaze. At this point I bisque fire him to cone 05. I then use a black underglaze wash to accentuate the textures and movements and have a final fire of cone 5, the clay's maturity. My interpretation and representations of the subject can be found on the Caped Heroes page of my website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.