Little Bert was created as an experiment. I wasn't sure I could make those legs. I certainly suffered the side effects of stabbing wool so closely to the armature. I had many injuries and there was a lot of stabbing required to get these results.
Bert has a polymer clay beak and black beads for eyes. The rest of him is all wool. Made on a Romney core with Shetland and Alpaca feathers and crossbreed legs and toenails. He is capable of minimal posing and stands unaided.
He is such a character and a pleasure to hold. His best place would be in a glass cabinet safe from moths, children and pets.
Size 20 x 15 x 8 cm.
Bert, the Emu Chick
· Long coated fur should NOT be combed or brushed
· Use a large needle to gently straighten the fur.
· Trim any stray hairs rather then pulling them.
· Keeping your sculpture behind glass is preferable.
· Be aware of pets trying to kill your sculpture.
· Moths also like your sculpture. If you suspect moth activity, put your sculpture into the freezer for at least 14 days.
· Dust can be gently be brushed off with a clean makeup brush.
· Should something happen to your sculpture, surgery is an option.