"Know how to refresh the spirit, through nature and through art."...
Oh to be the person my dog thinks I am... Linda Sullivan.
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things man
will not himself find peace." Albert Schweitzer.
"One can measure the size and moral progress of a nation to how she treats
her animals." Mahatma Gandhi.
A pet is for life and they should not be bred or
purchased to support fashion trends. Always buy from a reputable breeder...
Unless otherwise indicated, all canine pieces and many human pieces displayed on this site are available for purchase. Please contact Joy for information regarding lead time and shipping charges. Most pieces are in stock but not all. Joy welcomes MasterCard, Visa, money order, or personal check, and, Layaway is always welcome.
1:6 Miniature Bronze Sculpture: Life's a Ball! - Smooth
1:6 Scale Smooth Dachshund ~ 4 3/4"L x 2 1/4"H x 1 1/2"D ~ Bronze ~ Edition of 99 & 9 Artist's Proofs ~ ©1998
1:6 Scale Longhaired Dachshund ~ 5"L x 2 1/4"H x 1 3/4"D ~ Bronze ~ Edition of 50 & 5 Artist's Proofs ~ ©2007
1:6 Scale Wirehaired Dachshund ~ 4 3/4"L x 2 1/4"H x 1 1/2"D ~ Bronze ~ Edition of 50 & 9 Artist's Proofs ~ ©2009
|First Place, Casper Artistsí Guild, Inc., 12th Annual International Miniature Exhibition. Casper, WY.
Second Place, 3D, Fourth Annual Miniature Show, Blackhawk Gallery, Sarasota, WY.
Third Place, Sculpture, 78th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC.
My standard, smooth dachshund, Ch. Retdachs Brwneyed Hansomboy, AKA Edgar Allen Nose, or J. Edgar Pooter inspired the life-sized bronze, "Life's a Ball!" As a puppy, Edgar often played with his Buster Cube. He would twist and turn his body while trying to wrestle food out of this toy. His contortions, strength and determination fascinated me. The cube evolved into a ball, "On the Ball." The pup evolved into a "man" and the ball into a bigger ball. Edgar is a happy, outgoing boy; HE inspired the title! This piece has earned numerous awards in miniature exhibitions over the years.
Available in red or black &tan patina, each is made by hand, one at a time in the USA. Each is signed and numbered and each includes my mark,
|To learn more about this sculpture and to see the Life-sized Standard bronze
"Life's a Ball!" please CLICK HERE.
|To see "Life's a Ball, Wire" 1:6 Scale, please CLICK HERE.
|To see "Life's a Ball, Long" 1:6 Scale, please CLICK HERE.
|"A good painting [sculpture] to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr -
Sizes and Coats
|SS: Standard Smooth
SW: Standard Wirehair
SL: Standard Longhair
MS: Miniature Smooth
MW: Miniature Wirehair
ML: Miniature Longhair
1:6 Scale: Fits in a hand
|Pieces may be commissioned in Smooth, Wire or Long coat.
Canine photography by Mel Schockner, except as noted.
Joy's - Updates
11/23/89 - 10/12/06
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In Honor of
National Sculpture Society elected me as a Professional Sculptor member. I am honored and thank those who voted for me.