Brendan Hesmondhalgh : Brendan works primarily in ceramic and creates bold animal designs that are often mounted on ceramic plinths. He uses a hand building technique that deliberately cracks the surface of the clay. By pushing out a sheet from the inside , the surface breaks as it stretches. ( website - http://www.sculpturelounge.com/ )
Carved and Painted Figure of a White and Black-spotted Dog, America, 19th century, the standing figure carved in seven pieces and joined, with separately carved red-painted tongue, old paint, (wear), ht. 10, lg. 19 1/2 in.