Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Clay Whistle: An Animalistic Look

Here is another whistle in this series. It is by far the prettiest, and surprisingly enough, it also has the best sound. This also has four holes.

I used some simple studio stamps of flowers to texture it, and the mouthpiece is simply hand rolled and wedged together. I was thinking of the curl of tubas and trumpets as I was squishing the clay together.

Here is the bottom. Three simple feet ... of course this contradicts the whole animalistic approach because most animals have four feet, not three. Oh well ... this thing doesn't have ears or eyes, either.

Animals also don't have flower textures imprinted on them....but then, does art really have to imitate life? Nah!


  1. These are definitely fun! I really like what you are doing in surface texture.