Have you met Carol Eckert? She's another example of an artist who has taken a simple craft technique and refined it to become something extraordinary. Her method is coiling (usually used to make vessels--here's a simple how-to version from CraftyPod), and she uses it to create tableaus of animals that are filled with symbolism, myths, and ancient stories.
All of these are created with just thread and wire. Click on each image to go to its source page. Most are from Mobilia Gallery, but a couple are from Carol's own site. Go to the latter for a more complete look at her work.
She also makes shrines, and staffs.
Totally gorgeous and inspiring!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.