Beaver panels done

I took the two sculptures out of the kiln a little while ago, they look good. The beaver started out 22″ x 13-1/2″ and when the clay was bone dry he measured 20-7/8″ x 12-3/4″ and then after firing the final measurements are 19-1/2″ x 12-1/4″, so the shrinkage through the processes amounts to about 11% for this clay.
He weighs 28#
The white clay I won’t be using, I got some of that thinking it could be glazed, but having white clay and red clay in the same molds will cause cross-contamination with white bits getting on the red and vice-versa and that could be a lot of trouble trying to control. As it is, a slight bit of the residue of the white clay wound up in the beavers’ beard.
I have another red one that can be fired next weekend.

The 2nd 22D is pressed with red clay.