Monday, December 19, 2011

An update

Wasn't I just blogging about how long it takes to sometimes finish a piece of pottery here? Well, that piece took 5 years to get glazed. This one, I couldn't believe it was all the way back in January that I posted about making it! That's nearly a year to get it glazed, but I guess it beats 5 years. (actually, this was glazed in October.. so that's not too bad, right?)

This is my second sculpture. (I was thinking it was my first, but I just remembered that I made a sculpture of Christ holding a lamb that I gave away) It is made from stoneware clay, fired and glazed. I have several ideas in mind for future sculptures, all in the theme of "Sheep Chores". I think I'll call this one "Getting to know the sheep".

Any shepherd knows an important aspect of caring for sheep, is knowing the sheep.

"The more you understand about their behavior, the easier it will be for you to spot problems" - Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

As you can see though, getting to know the sheep really isn't a "chore", but a special time between sheep and shepherd.


  1. I love this! I spend lots of time with my lambs, sitting just like this. Any plans to sell any of these?
    (I can hardly believe this is your first sculpture-it's wonderful!)

  2. Gosh Dianne, I just remembered that I did a little sculpture of Christ holding a lamb a while back! Goodness, I've lost my mind!

  3. What a wonderful talent you have. The sculpture is precious.