It has been a glorious day today in the sculpture garden. I think that hot sun in September always seems so precious as we inch into autumn.
Today i have been working on the shape of this piece. I want it to be oval from above and have exaggerated this by hitting the sides to bring him in further. I have also made the top a more gentle curve. Patting the surface with this bat smoothes out and rids the surface of any remaining undulations and imperfections. It also really compresses the clay which makes it durable outside in the winter.