Large Mouth Bass
Each fish starts with a simple slab of clay which is cut to the actual shape of the fish it will represent. Once the shape is established, more clay is added to highlight certain areas...eyes, lips, dorsal line, etc. Decorative designs are stamped and carved into the fish, the body and fins are given dimensional shape and movement. After the clay dries, it is bisque fired and then it is meticulously glazed and fired a second time.