Wednesday, May 12, 2010
During my last session teaching ceramics at the Jamestown Art Center I found a little time to turn my samples for the kids into actual projects. The first, of two, that I completed is this kitty bank inspired by the local artist Dr. Bill Nybo's imaginative piggy banks. I interviewed Bill Nybo about his work if you want to learn more about the man who inspired this kitty bank. Based on his method, I created a ceramic cat based on our cat, Lily.
The mouth serves as both the way you put in the coins, and also the way you get them out. Since the bank is hollow, the actual piece is not very heavy and quite sturdy. I did also paint glaze on the inside of the mouth a pinkish color, which is hard to see in this photo.