This coonhound sculpture also features a raccoon, but they are not hunter and prey. This coonhound is true to his breed in that he LOVES raccoons. Indeed, he has managed to catch one. BUT he’s not so keen on the idea of giving him up. Hence the title of this sculpture: “Can I Keep Him?”
The hunting dog looks up with soulful eyes, pleading his case to the viewer as the worried-looking raccoon seeks shelter between the pup’s large paws. I created this ceramic sculpture from different colored clay bodies, finished with stains and washes and fired to Cone 5. The coonhound sculpture stands about 8 inches tall.