This piece was in the showroom at the Herend Porcelain factory. I learned that although the piece is large, it took over 40 molds to complete. This process has become important to my work as a way to create an animal figure using slipcasting, and assemble the parts of the animal from different molds.
These pieces were slipcast and then china painted with a popular pattern that once represented fish scales. The pattern now adorns many different animals and creates the most popular figurines in the factory.
This fountain can be found in the gardens of the palace in Budapest. It consists of a beautifully sculpted bronze hunting party. The composition between the figures and the animals creates a scene that tells a story, while the arrangement of the figures and animals integrate easily with the fountain itself.