Some of you wanted to know how long it took Mr. Warther to Carve a full train.. He did the Lincoln train... start to finish in two months... and remember ... this was his HOBBY.. he did NOT work FULL TIME all day long.
Today I will take you to my Furend Alan Cottrill's Sculpture studio. He sculpts in Clay and then casts the works of art in Bronze. THIS is one of the Many sculptures that is OUTSIDE his studio.. along the sidewalk leading to the entrance. I have to hold on Very much tight beclaws this bucking bronco is being frightned by a Rattle Snake.. butt you can't see that in this picture.
This is just ONE of the four men in this sculpture... I couldn't get them ALL in.. butt wanted to show you John Glenn... who was the furst Human to Circle the Earth.. in Space!! He went around Three times. He was born in New Concord, OH which is not very far from where I live.
This is a George Washington and Thomas Jefferson!
THIS is ME (Frankie Furter) with one of Alan's Dawg Sculptures. This one was commissioned by her owner and the original is in Pencil Vane E Ah.
This is a sculpture that was commissioned by somebuddy in Ireland.. it depicts the grrreat FAMIN.
This is another view of it. It makes you feel very much SAD.
Now THIS is Alan and he is sculpting a commissioned piece.. a Hunter... you can see the Pretend GUN over his shoulder.. That one will be taken off and Alan will sculpt it of clay also.
I once wrote a story about the Canada Geese that he was asked to sculpt. They were about 5feet wide and 5 feet high.. there were 4 of them in various poses. I used them to tell the story about a goose egg that accidently rolled out of its nest.. It was based on a Fur REAL thingy that happened... TO ME!! I once found a Goose on her Nest... and she did have an Egg that had rolled out.
I had my mom take some pics of his "Geese" and then added the REAL pics of ME the day I (Frankie Furter) really did FIND the Goose Nest and Egg. Alan Loved the story. I was Very Very much Proud to have written something based on his Wonderful Work!!
And guess WHAT ELSE??? He knows EXACTLY where Sarge Lives... Alan has Played Golf on the Course that is located at the Bottom.. and pawt way UP Sarge's Mountain.. It is a cool place fur Sarge to live...
I hope you will google Alan Cottrill AND Warther Woodcarving Museum.
PeeS... As far as how long it takes Alan to do a piece.. it depends on the SIZE and how many figures are in it... then there is some time fur the clay to dry and then the whole thing is made into a casting... and the casting then gets filled with the Bronze.. at his foundry... then there is clean up work to be done.
Sooooo I will say this... it takes LONGER for Alan to make a piece than it did fur Mr. Warther. Different Mediums take different times to complete.