Fantastical creatures spring to life out of clay

Fantastical creatures spring to life out of clay

Mary Jo DiLonardo
red-fox-clayIn ‘Red Fox,’ you can see such intricate details in the animal’s clay fur. (Photo: Evgeny Hontor)

In a small village in the Krasnodar region of Russia, artist Evgeny Hontor creates amazingly detailed clay sculptures. Some are mythical creatures; others are more familiar animals that look as if they could have darted out of a fairy tale forest.

Many of the colorful beasts are inspired by Hontor’s imagination; some are an ode to the movies and TV shows he adores. Read more.