Man of La Mancha Sculpture Head Here we have another fine sculptured head from Rick Siegel’s head collection. Created with standard Spanish red clay from Manises, Spain and cooked at 980 degrees Celsius this sculpture from Rick Siegel’s yearly head collection features his version of Man of La Mancha. It has an white enamel used for sealing coffee cups and other items to be used for liquids. The project was
Siegel ceramic sculptures have become a standard in the world of art. Siegel has been studying the art of clay for almost a decade. Using his hands to guide the clay or letting the clay form from your hand, the results are a product of your own making.
Each time I open that package of clay my hands work a magic happens on its own. There is no telling what comes out at the beginning. The soft, wet clay hardly will hold shape. After making sure there are no air bubbles an image slowly appears. Ugly at first, and maybe to some, ugly at the end. Nevertheless the outcome is another work by Richard Siegel ceramic sculptures and for that there is something.