I have not worked on the lion this week till tonight, but that’s good because it allows the clay to “set” a little and firm up slightly. I added more clay tonight, for a total of 475#, what looks like … Continue reading

Sullivan lion started

This model is officially started now, no turning back! In looking at photos of the original terra cotta lions that were removed, and referencing the 1914 rendering’s measurements, it became clear the lion’s base was made thicker than the drawing’s … Continue reading

Modelling stand

Hand building the Sullivan bank lion out of wet clay, with an estimated weight of 800# or more requires not only some mobility method, but something to raise it up to working level, at least the most important portion of … Continue reading