Dale Morton with a mascot head

Dale Morton with a mascot head

Today’s shot is Dale Morton, of Dale Morton Studios,  with one of his custom mascot heads.  The internet has changed how all of us conduct business and this studio is a prime example.  Although located in West Virginia, they do business all over the country.

I found the process of making a mascot head to be fascinating.  My wife is a potter and her love is hand building, which has from time to time jumped into forms of sculpturing.  So I have an appreciation of the time and effort that a good sculpture requires.  If I understand it correctly, every mask or mascot head starts life as a clay sculpture that is designed and crafted by the hands of Dale to meet the needs (or wants) of his customers.  The process was fascinating and reminded me of something you would see at Disney.

 

“You see, but you do not observe.”

Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson
(Arthur Conan Doyle)