"Leif" (once fired) will rest upon the top of the kiln to protect all manner of ceramic musical instruments from warping and cracking. In the potter's tradition of "kiln gods" it is only appropriate that the pensive Leif look over his horn of triumph and guard the vessel where fire will temper the clay into worldly strength and perfection.
The saggar clay figure is roughly 8" tall in the greenware stage. This was a 'feet-up-2-NCIS-episode-long" sketch problem that merged from pen and ink to hollow clay form...just because I'd never created a 'kiln god' before.
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