Ceramic Giant Toad of the North (Põhjakonn)

Põhjakonn | Giant Toad of the North

 

A small-scale sculpture that grew out of a commission piece for a friend that needed a model for an outdoor sculpture that could survive on a rock in shallow sea. It ended up looking like this: https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/11056570_858637050857935_1235386284868990739_o.jpg

However, I felt that I liked the model and wanted to develop it further. So, I used the mould to assemble a ceramic model and added some textures, refined some forms and facets. Now I’m waiting for it to come out of the kiln, to be able to take a new mould and reproduce the new model for some other variations and perhaps to sell some as decorative sculptures.

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Conservation of altar statue in St. Paul church, Tartu, Estonia. | Tartu Pauluse Kiriku vana altarikuju konserveerimine

Tartu Pauluse Kiriku vana altarikuju konserveerimine

*Update on 11.07.2016:

“I finally completed my MA, and subsequently the practical conservation and theoretical analysis of the altar statue is concluded. The thesis can be found on: Thesis

It was a long road to this point, and I would have hoped to have a complete exhibition of the statue set up by my graduation, but as things lay I doubt it will be completed before the statue’s 100th birthday in 2023. I will however look for opportunities to make it happen, either by donations or some grant project, as it would be a shame to leave things unfinished after years of work.” -HK

Cleaning with distilled water and brushes:

Cleaning of the statue

Overview of cleaned statue before exposition, after cleaning: