Miniature Ceramic Birds
I can often be found sculpting outside, with the birds in the trees watching me, watching them whilst creating these joyful little guys.
Throughout the ages across all cultures, birds have held a special place in our hearts and meant many things including; freedom, immortality, spirit messengers, strength, peace and protection to name a few.
We can admire and be soothed by them but we can’t touch them. This is what inspired me to create these colourful little characters which can nestle in our hands.
Each individual bird is lovingly hand-built by me using the pinch-pot technique so they are all different. Made from professional-grade earthenware clay, these expressive little birds have then been refined by hand, left to dry then bisque fired in the kiln to 980°C.
Once cooled, I paint them with coloured underglazes before applying a clear glossy glaze to make the colours pop. Once dry, they’re back in the kiln, this time to 1020°C.
They love to be around their humans and shouldn’t be kept outside.