Our littlest Black Ducks are “realistic” pieces–carved like all our miniatures, but differ in that all their feather details are burned in. The detailing is so fine that it actually looks like feathers. There is no painting at all, the only finish is the clear low luster lacquer we apply to protect them from years of handling.
make seven diminutive black ducks–far and away out most popular
miniatures. All are “waterline” pieces (appearing as if they
were afloat) and are similarly sized, with the “alert” duck
measuring a little over 7” long. This set is designed to be added
to, so the individual poses will never change from one year to the next.
That means you can begin your collection with a single piece, and know
that the others will remain available so you can add a piece or two every
Alert–resting on the water
with the head up and turned slightly
a closer look at a Turnback...
for aspiring carvers: We used Emerging decoys as teaching
aids for years. No matter how detailed the reading material and patterns
available, when you're learning, there is simply no substitute for being
able to hold a piece in your hand so that you can feel the contours and
be able to study the way the feathers flow around them. The Emerging piece
is especially good for that because all stages of the carving are shown:
blocking, drawing the pattern, sawing to shape, contouring, sanding, feather
layout, eye placement, burning in details, and finally the finishing.
Just something to think about...