After a conversation with Linda Cordell today,  she brought to my attention that a lot of my sculptures have a folk-like, Carved out-of-wood look. That immediately made me want to look at the work of Thaddeus Erdahl.  His ceramic sculptures consist of realistic figurative busts that are textured to look like aged wood.  I have been digging on his work for quite a while and am glad to be reminded of it. His work is quite exquisite. enjoy