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2005-04-06 00sculpture (blog photos)By Heather, Dollar Store Crafts

Take it from me, always take photos of everything you make, and ALWAYS save the original photo files because you might find yourself posting to a blog like CraftFail sometime in the future and only have a circa 2003-resolution blog photo to share when the time comes. (Sorry for this tiny photo – it’s all I have! I never thought I would want a large version of it!)

I know it’s not part of our CraftFail policy to post other people’s creations as CraftFails, but I got permission…

This sculpture isn’t by me, but by an anonymous member of my family who insists it’s not a CraftFail because it’s exactly what it was intended to be. Whatever, I know you guys will appreciate it anyway.

What is it? A fully-glazed, solid pottery head sculpture with the skull opening and beautifully-glazed fingers creeping out of it. (In this photo, there are anatomical models of skulls biting onto the fingers, but they aren’t part of the original sculpture.

We actually had this bust in our house for over 10 years! During our last move, we finally downsized our lifestyle to exclude its presence in our decor.

Also, we had two of these bad boys – but the other one was unfired (read: dry clay). In a fit of delirium during a previous move several years ago, we buried it in the backyard of the house we moved away from because the thought of someone unearthing it cracked us up.

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