Harlan W. Butt, Metalsmith
Horny Toad Vessel #2 (a)
2012
Enamel, Copper, Silver, Bronze
4 x 5 x 5 inches


Often called a “Horny Toad” or “Horned Frog”, the creature sitting atop this vessel is technically called a Texas Horned Lizard. It is cast in bronze through the lost wax process. A desert habitat is suggested through a cloisonné pattern resembling exposed layers of rock.

The image of the vessel here in this online portfolio is an example of the Horny Toad Vessel series. Each piece is hand-made by the artist & has its own distinctive features.
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