The clowns fall very much into the 'love them, or hate them' category for people. I happen to love them, I think they are right characters, even if perhaps a little fierce looking at times. I have had fun photographing them this last week and did a black and white series, which probably didn't help promote their personas! But I like them and that is all that matters. These clowns come in two sizes, 6 inches and 8 inches and are found wearing a variety of costumes of similar style, but different fabrics and colours.
Colin, Otto and Clyde
Close up of Otto's face - with his angled eyebrows, staring eyes and toothy grin I guess some would see him as a little scary, I just see a fun face. His ears are made separate and attached, although he has lost one along the way - these toys are over 100 years old so I guess it isn't surprising!
Colin and Clyde - simpler faces, and perhaps more friendly as no teeth showing
Otto enjoyed exploring the garden
Large fungi growing in the garden.
Lastly for a video of these wonderful toys