Long Snout Purple Damsel by Byron Williamson. The long snout is a delicate, gentle fish with finicky eating habits. Very difficult to lure with a worm, but well worth catching. The artist makes each of his whimsical sculptures using traditional ceramic hand-building methods: slab, coil, and pinching. After the main slab form is completed, additional sculptural pieces are attached. After the piece is fired to cone 5, a cold finish is applied using metallic paints.