I started with this little one. 5 pounds of clay and a lot of trimming.
Having done over a dozen small cats in yoga poses, which apparently aren't considered sculptures in clay by the ones who look at pottery blogs (not a one was mentioned last month by Pottery Blogs)...I decided I could do a few cookie jars. I guess the yoga cats are consider whimsey. They each took at least and hour to make. And I'm an artist, so I consider them whimsey art!