An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old. -Carl Van Vechten
How a Cat? For the past 20 years I have created
hundreds of teddy bear and animal designs, in both clay and
soft sculpture. Cats have very elusive personalities and are
endlessly fascinating. I wanted to capture these qualities
in my work. I start each animal by doing multiple sketches.
Then I create a clay sculpture. From the sculpture I take
a basic pattern. The individual "spirit" comes out
in the needlesculpting and color shading of the features.