Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sitting Bull Final Touch Up

First day of sculpting in my studio away from home. Just adjusting Sitting Bull's face. I'm taking him as far as I want.. When and if I sell one and need to get it ready for the foundry, then I'll come back, and adjust and maybe add on details.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Final Studio Set Up and Discussing Tools and Clay Set Up

Setting up the final items so I can start sculpting again.. Got the black sheet up as my back ground.. dirty though it may be. I'm debating putting a brown color sheet up... Well I'll think about that one.. gathering my sculpting tools. I have favorites and not so favorites.. Those are stored in a box.. while my favorites are gathered together. Clay is ready. Geronimo is ready to finalize. Next project being thought about.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Settling Into My Studio and the Drive Home

Just a few more things to setup in my studio.. and I'll be sculpting again. Decided to show my trip home.. from the Studio.. a little over a couple of miles from my rental.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sitting Bull Face Adjustment Moving to My Studio for the Summer

My last couple of minutes till winter in my home studio. I'm moving back into my studio about 2 miles from my home. I notice a minor change that I had to make on Sitting Bull's face. So a took a minute or two to make that change.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sitting Bull's face gets adjustments New Design Takes Shape

Started taking a rough face of Sitting Bull and refining it a bit. Then I had an idea on how I can make the figure even more interesting...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Small Figure - Well Sitting Bull is looking like Sitting Bull

Yesterday I worked on the face of Sitting Bull. Today I started to develop the rest of the story. Sitting Bull, born 1831 – December 15, 1890. was a Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who led his people during years of resistance to United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him, at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement.[

Monday, June 20, 2016

Small Figure - Starts to take the Shape of a Famous Figure from the Old...

In a few days will be the 140th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand.... This morning, I was thinking the face I created yesterday reminded me of Sitting Bull's face. So I gathered all photos of the Lakota leader and went to work on his features.. We'll see if it turns out or not.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Small Figure - Second Try At The Face

Wasn't satisfied with the face I did last time on this clay. So today.. redid it today

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Small Figure Gets A Face and Hat Started

Second day on this small figure.. I start out by showing some new ball tipped sculpting tools I purchased from I then start working out the face of a Cowboy.. Yep.. I'm doing a cowboy. Got as far as his hat. It didn't work out so I'll be redoing that next time I get to this clay.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Starting a small figure from thighs up

Starting a small project.. Haven't really sculpted in a month.. for several reasons.. Just can't stay away from the clay.. Not sure what I'm going to do...

Friday, June 10, 2016

Reviewing Clay Samples From Chavant Clay

I give a review of Chavant Clay in this video. It was a clay I started with back in the early 70s... Over time I tried other clays but they just didn't have the quality of Chavant. I received a large box of samples from Chavant and here I go through them and evaluate each on it's own merit for color and durability. Plasteline was developed by Claude Chavant in 1892, and trademarked in 1927. I think over the past 124 years, they've just gotten better with the clay product they produce. So I hope you get something from this video.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Using Print Master, and, Avery online Labels to Make My Instructional DVDs

had 6 DVDs to prepare for mailing to a client. I just thought you'd find it interesting to see just how much goes into preparing my Instructional DVDs for mailing to those who order them.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Drive to Bozeman

I sold a bunch of my Instructional DVDs to a gentleman in Italy.. Had to get supplies for putting the DVDs together for him.. Closest Office Supply store are 120 mile round trip to Bozeman Montana.. That's what I did today.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I'm back Going through Chavant Clay samples Part 1

I will be changing over from another good clay and start using Chavant Clay. I wanted to find the best clay from Chavant that meets my needs. Part 2 will show me actually testing the clays under my 100 watt bulb to see how it works for me