Part 2, technique:
Normally when I sculpt a standard size toy it takes me about 3 months to get it to point where I'm happy. I actually sculpted this golem over the span of about 3 days. I really wanted to get at the essence of an ancient golem, sculpted centuries ago, out of mud or river clay, not by an artist but by a religious figure. I also sculpted it completely with Tera cotta, trying to use a clay that somewhat resembled a river clay or mud. It was difficult to change my process so greatly, but I thought it was necessary. Even now I look at it and say, I should have changed this or that, and I fall into the mindset I have in all my other sculptures. I have to stop myself and remind myself of what this creature is and why I made the decisions I made.
There is no brand stamp on this figure, no secretoy, no splurrt, no made in Japan. Only "met" on the foot.
Really I am only comfortable experimenting like this and taking such a risk because of the assistance of @grodyshogun behind the scenes. So thank you Luke.