Awhile back, Ann Mason—then-exec-director of the Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh—and I thought it would be screamingly funny to create a promotional bobblehead of the august Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. And, by George, we were right—it is funny!
Here’s what I envisioned:
One of the rbsp board members, Joy Troetschel, has some expertise in getting merchandise manufactured, and knew of a bobblehead factory in China who could produce our little statuette. What follows are some images from the correspondence I shared with the talented sculptors who created a brilliant little 3D clay caricature of Bach from the sketches I sent.
And here’s the prototype. They even airbrushed a nice 5 o’clock shadow onto JSB’s cheeks!
If you’d like one of these timeless treasures, visit the rbsp website—they’re modestly priced and benefit the Society.