Each of the sculptures is crafted individually by hand. They are made from stoneware clay with a bit of iron content, providing additional warmth to the clay body. After the initial bisque firing the figures are highlighted with a pigmented wash and high fired. The second high fire is done in a reduced atmosphere giving the pieces a warm earthy tone. This also vitrifies the clay, improving its strength and durability.
Nyx are part of both Scandinavian and Germanic folklore. They can be depicted as beautiful male figures and are usually found near a landscape feature like a stream or hillside. I have somewhat expanded the role of the Nyx and included some of the duties of the Roman Lares. Every home should have at least one to provide protection and blessings on the household. My Nyx are equally at home inside or in the garden.