One of my favorite blog friends is Robyn, who has a great blog and makes fascinating totems. You can see a lot of them on her Flickr site and I spent a lot of time reviewing them the other day. It was time well spent because I think I'm getting my clay groove back.
This unfired piece is only about 8" high. I've always had a problem transitioning from the head to the body of the piece -- what to do about the neck? Robyn's totems gave me the inspiration and solution for this piece. Thank you, Robyn, for helping me find a direction to move in.
Late editing: I just checked this entry and the photo looked bad. I took it in a hurry at school so Susan tweaked it to clean up the background. But it wound up looking wrong. So I had her change the hue and replace the original photo with this one. The clay is called Longhorn Red, not Baby Poop Brown.