Clay Greyhound and Whippet Fairy Sculptures

SpriteGifHave you ever wondered why fairies always look somewhat human?

They are imaginary, right? They are shown in all sorts of outlandish outfits and their wing styles are sometimes down right gaudy. Yet for the most part they look like beautiful young female humans.

And I, for one, have a problem with that.

You see, in my world one of the most visually beautiful forms is that of a greyhound or whippet. They are the Barbie and Ken dolls of the dog world. Proportionately defying the odds, with their oh so long legs, thin waists, well-defined buttocks, gorgeous big eyes and silk fur. Chances are if you are reading this blog, you too think they are visually appealing.

Jesse – Ken doll of the dog world.

Imaginary beings should stimulate our imaginations. If there are fairies, sprites and pixie or two, why can’t they look like a greyhounds or a whippet?


Would you like to see more sight hound fairies, sprites, pixies, and maybe even a whelf (whippet elf) or two at Greyhound Cleyhounds? Or should those realms be left to the human form?

Here a couple that are “incubating” and should be ready for adoption soon.

Elusive New Smyrna Iggy Wood Fairy
Hound Fairies come in many shapes, sizes and colors.

If you would are interested in adopting a sight hound imaginary friend, check out:

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Shimmery, Blue & Greyhound, too!

Do you ever wake up in the morning and have a new idea in mind you are just itching to try out? This morning was just perfect weather for your typical Saturday outdoor activities. All that had to wait. I was on a quest to make a “Blue Brindle” greyhound sculpture. By blue, I had in mind a shimmery, opal kind of blue. Now how am I going to do that with polymer clay?

Thoughts seem to flow more clearly after a hot cup of coffee, and sure enough the fingers warmed up. I was excitedly grabbing a little bit of silver, and a little bit of black clay and oh a touch of this, and a pinch of that. I wanted some nice white contrast, but does God ever actually make blue brindle greyhounds with  white accents? This was supposed to be a more realistic cleyhound than some of my eyeless, other worldly wonders. I googled blue brindle photos and lo, and behold there was one with just the markings I had in mind!


“…does God ever actually make blue brindle greyhounds with white accents?”

This is my version in the raw and ready to “fire”.



Several hours later, voila, a new shimmery blue Greyhound Cleyhound has come into the world and is ready for adoption at my Etsy shop,