I'm taking a ceramics class this semester. For our second project, we had to make a funerary urn or reliquary box with a lid and plinth. Originally, my urn was going to be kind of like a canopic jar. I was doodling different ideas for the lid and it ended up looking kind of like an owl. I decided to go with it and made the whole dang thing into an owl. I sculpted 3 feather shapes from polymer clay and made mold from them. I used the molds to make roughly a bajillion feathers that I stuck on the coil-built form.
The picture kinda sucks. Oh, well.
I'll take more pictures one it is bisqued. Not sure how I'm going to glaze it. Once it is done, though, I'm totally going to use it as a cookie jar, seeing as I don't plan on dying anytime soon.
Oh, there is a plinth that sort of goes with it, but it is trapped in the kiln room. I'll take pictures once I get it back.