I had to adjust the ears. Sometimes I forget to measure. My kiln is only 24" deep with a raised bottom shelf. Taller pieces need some planning and cutting into parts. This piece I have to worry about the width, too. There are two more under plastic wrap. Ear-less. This one is more or less the maquette's maquette.
Herr (tee hee) is just looking at those ears and wondering how I'm going to get it in the kiln. I work with clay. I have faith...and maybe a yardstick somewhere. Now I'm going to make a little kiln god just for good measure (tee hee.)