The idea for this cow sculpture came quickly. I saw the old “Udder Aid” tin in an antique shop in Fort Collins, CO and envisioned the sculpture right a way. A little cow would sit on the lid, udders out. Maybe the heartache of sore udders would show on her bovine face. Maybe a look of anticipation. Or some sign of relief. Perhaps a little of everything.

I’ve created this design a few times, and here is the most recent version. A black and white holstein cow sitting atop a green and yellow can of salve. The sculpture has pops of bright pink from the cow’s ears, nose, but most of all her inflamed udders. I created the cow from different colored clay bodies, finished with glaze, stains, and color wash, fired to cone 5. The sculpture stands about 9 inches high.