Clay Whistle: An Animalistic Look


Here is another whistle in this series. It is by far the prettiest, and surprisingly enough, it also has the best sound. This also has four holes.

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!

Natalie

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