Poseidon the Fish is a God of the Deep. He's one grumpy cod faced fish that doesn't appreciate time wasters and eats most things that pass in front of those huge jaws! Be careful when passing him by, you might find he's snagged your clothing!
►Hand sculpted from ceramic stoneware clay, fired to above 1200 degrees and finished with oxides, stains and acrylics. ►Dimensions approx - 8.5 inches (21.5cm) tall, 11 inches (28cm) length
I hand sculpt all of my pieces from ceramic stoneware clay. Either via coiling or slab building techniques. Each piece is then dried until leather hard and the clay can be worked on and details added. Further controlled drying takes place to ensure a piece doesn't crack and all the moisture has evaporated. A first 6 hour kiln firing takes place up to 1000 degrees C then cooled down so decoration such as oxides, underglazes and glazes can be added. A second firing over 8 hours is then done up to 1220 degrees C and finally once cooled I finish many of my pieces by hand painting a cold finish such as acrylics and lustre.
Each piece is carefully constructed and decorated making each one completely unique to you!