I have made about a dozen gargoyles over the years. This is an example. I make them out of two-part epoxy clay that was originally developed for boat repairs. As such, it is nearly unbreakable and resistant to outside weather. I have always loved gargoyles because of the incongruity of finding their ugly faces in the most beautiful buildings in the world, but are they really ugly? There are reasons the builders chose these critters for their churches. I try to be original and not copy historic figures, but I want them to still be recognizable as gargoyles.