‘Cæsar and the sheep‘
The herding Standard Schnauzer
Several weeks ago I was contacted and asked if I could do a Standard Schnauzer from a picture; sure, I do that… But then I saw the pictures and I was immediately involved into one of the most exiting and funny projects this year.
Cæsar is a Standard Schnauzer salt & pepper and besides that he is super handsome and does very well at the conformation show ring he is what a Schnauzer should be: A Working Dog!
The more I saw Cæsar on the photos, running in the fields, herding with such a focus, I connected with him more and more, I tuned with all the Standards I owned and bred. Cæsar has ‘that something’, and I loved him since the very first photo I saw; not his show photos, where he looks immaculate, but those pics that showed the REAL dog in him.
This commission had two part, THE DOG, and THE SHEEP. I was hesitant about the second subject, not because I don’t like sheep, I love them, but this one should be running, and I fire my ceramics a very high temperature, and I had some troubles in the pat to make things stand when they go a bit out of balance. But I wanted that sheep running. This project was challenging and funny, but overall, I related with this subject so much that I had no option than going ahead!
Below are some photos of the process which I hope you will enjoy.
Our model 🙂