Ceramic Seal

Little ceramic seal sculptures made to bring you joy!

Lounging around on the beach all day, splishy splashy can’t wait for the tide to come in so they can get splishing and splashing in the waves.

Designed to be held and loved, each seal starts as a lump of clay which I shape and form by hand.

£60

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Free UK delivery!I generally post the next day using Royal Mail’s tracked 24 service, but please allow 5 working days.

International shipping

Cost of international shipping will be added at the checkout and customers are responsible for any customs and duties.

International delivery will take longer but is tracked.

VAT – Price includes VAT at 20% in applicable countries.

Packaging

Critters come wrapped in tissue paper presented in a gift box ready for their new owner.

Packaging materials are recycled/recyclable.

Packing peanuts are made of corn starch so can be planted/composted.

Materials

Stoneware clay, underglazes and glaze.

Stamped underneath with my logo.

How the ceramic collectable critters are made

All of my sculptures are born from mud. It’s fancy mud with added stuff in it, but it’s essentially mud.

Once I’ve prepped the clay, I create two identical spheres.

Using the pinch-pot technique I make them into two bowls, which are then scored and joined.

Once the hollow sphere is a little firmer, I then create the shape of the critter by smoothing it with my hands.

After which I’ll add details like the eyes.

Once they’ve dried off a bit I can refine them further, and once completely dry I can give them a last smoothing.

Bisque Firing

When I’m happy with them I carefully load the kiln – which I like to pre-heat for a few hours just to make sure there’s no moisture left in the clay that might cause any explosions.

The temperature will then steadily rise to about 1050°C then left to cool for about 24 hours before I can empty it.