It all started from this bear, about 20 cm tall. I was going to make him as maquette, but as he looked great, I hollowed him out and changed the shape in due course.
Then I started building a large one. The bear grew and grew.
And it has become this big.
First it had a face like this.
Then another one.
Then it has changed again.
After I became happy with the face, I knew something is missing.
Next morning, I keep looking at her. I put a cloud over her head.
Then, Ivy. She needs a crown?
She needs Nature as a crown. She is The Mother Nature bear!
Off she went to a college studio to be fired. The tallest part of the largest kiln interior is 97cm high. She was initially 94cm, but I trimmed a bit to make loading easier. She was carried on a make shift stretcher.
She was fired successfully, and she is back home now. I wanted to do glazing of her, but I needed to make more for bisque-firing first. So she is safely still lying on a stretcher in my studio. But we did pedicure for her. Her toe nails are sharp and sweet now.
I hope she will make it to the end!