Is making clay statues of Luke, Leia or Obi-Wan an actionable offense?
Posted on 2014-04-24
I went to an artistic shop after my B-Day lunch.
She makes creations of all kinds, - Pottery, sculpting.
She offers classes on how to make the clay sculptures.
Her displays are of musicians, mostly. 1-2 foot high clay figures, musicians or pretty girls.
I am signing up to do classes on how to make them.
I'd like to consider doing something with this skill.
I know that I'd tend mostly towards pop-culture related art.
I'd probably want to do a sculpture of Obi-Wan and a Vader fighting each other! Or Luke fighting the Rancor (ambitious) Maybe Shrek. or Anakin and Dooku.
I'd frankly hate to sell it, but my mother is an artiste, and says that artists cant hoard their own art. How massive are copyright litigation issues? Would I have to call Vader v Obi-Wan, "Drama class confrontation." or "Intense dispute!" ? Maybe I can just sell the work in separate pieces that together make a nameless meaningful scene, and call the Luke clay piece "Blonde swordsman?" or Leia clay figure " Insane hairstyle bridesmaid?" and Jabba "Overweight giant slug on growth hormones!"
What should I know?