I used some simple studio stamps of flowers to texture it, and the mouthpiece is simply hand rolled and wedged together. I was thinking of the curl of tubas and trumpets as I was squishing the clay together.
Here is the bottom. Three simple feet … of course this contradicts the whole animalistic approach because most animals have four feet, not three. Oh well … this thing doesn’t have ears or eyes, either.
Animals also don’t have flower textures imprinted on them….but then, does art really have to imitate life? Nah!