These dolphins are now making their way across the pond. After the maquette was approved, the sculpture was created in black clay, dried to leather hard, carved design according to the buyer’s specifications, spent quite some time drying, bisque fired, glazed, fired again, finished and now off to sea.
The word “hope” is carved into the bottom of the piece under the base. The glazed portion symbolizes armor.
I sure hope the new owner enjoys them.