A life-like depiction of an Afghan Hound by Adrian Guest.
Why She's a Staff Favourite (Mri):
The Afghan Hound is my favourite piece by Adrian Guest. The way her head is cocked reminds me of every dog waiting for a ball to be thrown. You can just see her excitement, her anticipation, and her joy. Only one more second and she'll be gone, having turned to chase that ball she so keenly has her eyes on.
*Measured by hand, so allow 1-2cm error.
Each sculpture starts from a number of thrown pots made on the potter’s wheel which are left to go leather hard or are started as slab built forms. They are then cut and assembled to get the basic shape. This gives a firm hollow body which is an ideal base to start. Clay is then added or removed, shaped and carved until it has come to life. They are then finished with oxides, raw materials, clay slips and my own glazes.