Emerging from their curled, spikey ball, their little noses twitching to see if the coast is clear, these colourful little guys need protecting.
Each individual hedgehog is lovingly hand-built by me using the pinch-pot technique so they are all different.
Made from professional-grade stoneware clay, these colourful little hedgehogs have then been refined by hand, left to dry then bisque fired in the kiln to 980°C.
Once cooled, I paint them with 3 layers of coloured underglazes before applying a clear glossy glaze to their fronts to make the colours pop. Once dry, they’re back in the kiln, this time to 1245°C.
They love to be around their humans but are happy enough outisde – just remember to bring them in should it get really cold.
Each hedgehog is approx 7cm tall. Measurements are approximate.