True connoisseurs of art would be shocked! shocked! to learn that there have been most denigrating remarks about CooperToons' work of art titled Mankind in Tandem Seeking a Place in a Universe of Infinite Wonders or Two Glazed Ceramic Pigs. Pah! Phillistines!
This, too, is a ceramic sculpture - that is, a clay figure that is fired, not once, but twice. After the first firing the statue was dipped into a slurry of various minerals in water. It is then allowed to dry for a few minutes - the sculpture is pretty porous - and it is dipped again in a different slurry. The first slurry - or glaze - was contained iron and the second had copper. This produced a glaze that is called "weathered bronze" because it looks like, well, like weathered bronze. In a personal CooperToons opinion, weathered bronze glaze looks a lot better than weathered bronze.