This project was one of the last projects I had to do in my senior year of high school sculpture class. The objective of this project was to create a ceramic bust, but the idea must be from an idiom. So for this to make sense, the idiom I chose was, “Bite off more than you can chew.”

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This is the setup structure for the bust. It was covered over plastic, that has a pipe and newspaper to help maintain the shape. Which had to be taken out at the end of the project, so it can be fired.c
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This is an updated picture that shows the eyes added and the nose. The eyes took me multiple tries to get it the shapes I wanted it to be.
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Another updated picture. I smoothed out the nose, added a mouth and put a bunch of clay to build up the cheeks.
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The end result. I had a few mishaps after the bust was fired; the mouth fell off, as you can see by the dark crease around it, but also the ear fell off, but no damage was made to it. I had to glue the pieces back on, which wasn’t so bad. I also had to paint it, as a part of the assignment but the black colored looked terrible and so I removed it and decided that the cream color with little indents of black adding to the character.

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