Caricatures in Clay – Carmen was a Race Car Driver

Caricatures in Clay – Carmen was a Race Car Driver

My latest (and most detailed piece to date) is a Caricature in Clay of Carmen, a fine gentleman from New Jersey.  His wife wanted to give him something really different for his 61st birthday, so we worked together to create a clay pen of him driving one of his favorite remote controlled cars.

I tried a new method with this piece as well.  I always had a little difficulty with the clay shrinking slightly after it is baked, so often the pen would not fit as smoothly as it did pre-baking.  I’ve started using small pieces of copper piping inside the bases, and that seemed to do the trick.

Thanks to Carmen’s wife, Virginia, for working with me on this piece!



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