Friday, August 7, 2009
Varlam was created in a ceramic sculpture class I took from Alejandra Almuelle. He was originally going to be about 5 feet tall . But the kiln I use takes pieces only under 27 inches tall so that meant segmenting the piece. The legs/lower half never got made so Varlam does have a belly button but nothing south of that.
The ceramic eye and shoulder patches are supposed to look like leather and they were fired with real nails in place.