Fun Finds for the Feline Fanatic.....
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit of a cat fanatic. I have three of them in the house and if we lived in a bigger house, we'd probably have more. These cat sculptures are a way of having a new kitty in the house until it's time for them to be adopted. I only make about 50 to 60 kitties a year if I'm lucky, and they all have gone to good homes.
In most of the cat sculptures I create I'll put small round bits of clay that rattle about when the cat is picked up. I've had one customer refer to it as purring, which I thought was a sweet idea. These felines are more whimsical than realistic, but they each have their own personality which comes out on its own as I'm sculpting their face.
The cats shown below have all been sold but I do post them on my Etsy store when I have them. To see a small snippet of the sculpting of a cat rattle, click on this link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/maidofclay/3661707751/