Nope, not a cave. It's the inside of the hollowed-out nose of my wall piece sculpture -- the experiment with a new way of working that I started after the workshop at Archie Bray.
This probably makes more sense! Slice by slice, I hollow, reassemble, repeat.
That's about as far as I'm going on this section. You see, this sculpture needs to be fired in two large pieces -- it simply won't fit in my kiln as a whole. Next, I'll work my way down his neck...
Another "cave" shot looking up from the bottom portion of his neck -- I've left some vertical supports to the right to keep the opening of the piece from collapsing.
Here he is -- ready to fire. The two bone-dry halves filed down to match each other as closely as I could get them. They'll be epoxied together after firing, as will the forelock. Didn't mean for that to be a separate piece. Clumsy me. It was trouble waiting to happen the way I chose to make that cut. Perhaps it will all be easier to reassemble this way. Fingers crossed. I certainly learned a couple of things *not* to do next time!