Thursday, 2 May 2013
As part of my collection of Winchester figurines, this week I made this 'Trusty Servant'. I created my own print of him (above left) from an image I found on one of my dads jugs
and then made a figurine from my own print. I was worried about making a figure that balanced on hooves rather than feet, but it worked out ok, although as usual I'm not getting too attached to this figurine until it's had both it's firings.
Below is the poem about the Trusty Servant explaining why he looks how he looks. He's an embodiment of the perfect servant, which is quite a horrid and old fashioned notion, but also means he's pretty interesting in appearance.
The Trusty Servant appears on antique souvenir pottery and prints from Winchester, and there's a large painting of him hanging in Winchester College.