That is crazy. It looks pretty large too
Just curious, how did your friend fire something that large?
Edit: Thank you everyone for the explanations on some different methods to finish a piece this big. It has been awhile since I did anything with ceramics, and I never did anything this size, so it is exciting to hear of new techniques.
The artist, Scott Beaty, is a 20-year Navy veteran who started the non-profit [Visions for Vets](https://visionsforvets.com/about-us/our-mission/
) which provides military veterans assistance through art therapy. The sculpture is titled The Producer in honor of veterans who want to find work when they come home. It stands 9 ft. tall and has been a work in progress for the last 2 years.
*/ me getting a midnight snack and tripping over my kids toys*
Is this supposed to be Atlas? Also this looks incredible and had to take a ton of time!
Edit: Fun fact. Atlas, in greek mythology, received the punishment of carrying the world forever on his shoulders. The C1 (first vertebrae in your neck) vertebrae is nicknamed Atlas and sits directly underneath your skull holding the weight of your 'world'.
Edit 2: I have been well informed. He was tasked with holding up the heavens (sky) not the world.
Wow that's incredible. How long did it take to complete?
The beard and hair -- along with obviously the rest of it, obviously -- are so incredibly detailed. Was any additional reinforcement used to hold up the mechanical globe?
That anatomical accuracy 😍