Maximus with his Mahout (handler)
15″ x 19″ x 7″
A client asked me to make an elephant tea pot for his collection. This one is based on an elephant that I spent the day with while I was in Laos.
Some of the material used to construct the elephant and figure include a brass plumbing pipe for the spout, an old leather work apron for the ears, a piece of bamboo that I got in Laos that the figure is sitting on, bike tire foot pads, tusks carved from old juniper wood, and my usual assortment of odds and ends.