Ceramic Howl's Moving Castle Sculpture
Now this is supremely cool. Portland, Oregon artist Liz Marek won first place at the Oregon State Fair Art Competition for her ceramic sculpture of Howl's Moving Castle, Miyazaki's 2004 Ghibli film. This was always a terrific design, just perfect for artists of all stripes to sink their teeth into, and kudos to Liz for her dedication and painstaking skill in putting this together.
You can read about the entire creation process from Liz here, including photos. She even uploaded this terrific Youtube video of the kilning process (utilizing the Japanese Roku Ware technique):
(Kudos to The Studio Ghibli Weblog in Spain for spotting this article.)