One day while walking by
a glint in the sky caught my eye
I looked up and saw flying past
a pegasus unicorn giraffe
It's wings soared above the trees
and it's fluttering shook the leaves
it flew into a cloud and dove fast
this pegasus unicorn giraffe
Then it landed nearby
it was a sight I couldn't deny
and i tried real hard not to laugh
at the pegasus unicorn giraffe
These unicorn skulls are built using coils. Coils are strings of clay that can be used to built complex shapes. By adding such a small amount of clay at a time, you can easily control whatever you are building. You can also prevent cracks, like the one seen in the image above by using a little slip between each coil.
I also use coils to build larger free-standing sculptures. This is a pegasus unicorn giraffe, or pegiracorn built with earthenware. I glazed it with majolica glaze and rutile spots. It and another spent a few months at SEATAC airport during NCECA
Since it is difficult to make all skulls exactly alike, I like to imagine that the unicorn evolved over time, much like horses. Therefore, I can assign names to delineate their specie.
I enjoy the challenge of making complex sculptures. Making any skull can be difficult. I usually use images of horse skulls to help me along, but sometimes I get carried into imaginary traits.
|Unicorn Skull coil built stoneware, glaze, rutile stain, and white gold overglaze|
|Unicorn Skull detail|
|A large Pegiracorn in progress|
|Unicorn skull sans horn|
|murrequis unicornis humboldt|
|Murrequis unicornis americus|
|Murrequis unicornis regnordicus stoneware with white underglaze, rutile stain, and Regnor's Gloss Glaze. Fired to cone 10 in Kirkland, WA|
|Unicorn skull with 22k gold luster horn|