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!



Comments are closed.


Featured Photos

Have you been flossing? Don’t lie.... Posted by author icon MattFisher Jan 11th, 2016 | no responses
Sparty the Spartan Posted by author icon MattFisher Feb 10th, 2015 | no responses
You’ve got to run like an antelope... Posted by author icon MattFisher Sep 10th, 2014 | no responses

The Fishworks on Instagram

  • Carved an old readers digest while watching 2 episodes ofhellip
  • Just finished an alteredcarved book  polymer clay picture framehellip
  • This dude is a goner
  • Theres nothing you can do that cant be done
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • Trying this out
  • Strange interpretation of Starry Night
  • Le kraken
  • Ying to the yangalangadingdong fishworksart