Grand Finale Grey: Optime

Here’s the finished earthenware Optime, another commission for Jeanene Bernardin of California. I just love rose grey Arabians and when I was sculpting Optime was dreaming about painting all the variations of that color. This must be my best one yet.

I gave myself a bad case of tendonitis in my right arm from all the intense detail work on the greys this past month… but it was worth it. Even though it has messed up my tennis game too! I figured since I won’t be glazing in England, I’ll have 2 years to rest and heal it up. (Though I confess I have looked into the cost of buying a tiny tabletop kiln while in England… I am not sure I can go 2+ years without finishing a china, right when I think I getting to the top of my game!)