Thursday, 27 August 2009

Metal Clay Masters Registry - E1 Votive Figure

After my Thoth inspired project I've turned to Egypt for my Masters Registry votive figure....
The brief: Duplicate a Votive Figure from an Earlier Culture....Using primarily metal clay, make a figure that fits into this tradition.
Prayers to the Jackal headed god are found carved on the most ancient tombs in Egypt, and he has many duties. Annubis watches over the mummification process to ensure that all is done properly. He conducts the souls through the underworld, testing their knowledge of the gods. He places their heart on the Scales of Justice during the Judging of the Heart, and he feeds the souls of wicked people to Ammit (the crocodile demon). At first I was going to create the full Jackal version (as I thought it would be easier) but then I thought, what the heck, it's the masters registry, lets stretch myself a bit (for that read "lots and lots")
So above was my first few days work, design, plan, build a fine silver skeleton and fuse it all together then start the process of modelling the body.
And here's where I am tonight - hopefully you can see the rough shape coming together....There's obviously still loads to do...add more clay to shape and define the body, start carving more defined arms and legs, shape the feet, add hands, add the loincloth, add more to the ears etc etc etc.
I'm quite pleased with my progress so far though, he's even balanced enough to stand up on those two pins...
Nic x


  1. All I can say is Wow! He's going to be spectacular. I bow to you oh great one.

  2. It's looking really impressive. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

  3. Lol - thanks Lora & Tolly I needed that. Hubby came home from the beer festival and I showed him the headless version.....his comment??
    "Is it Morph?" (the late Tony Hearts plasticine creation) *rolls eyes*

  4. You are amazing! I have enjoyed reading your blog and viewing all of your creations! AND - your JM comment was hysterically funny - everyone loves it. You win!

  5. OMG - I won that cute pendant HOW fabulous!!!!
    For those who don't know about Rachels blog here's my winning caption and the fab pendant :)

  6. Oh, this is fabulous. I can't wait to see it finished! What type of metal clay are you using- Art Clay or one of the earlier more shrinkable versions of PMC?

  7. amazing! can't wait to see the finished piece, thanks for sharing.


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