Friday, 23 November 2012

'Bird' pots

The flax clay was rolled out on a board using 2 sticks to ensure that the slab was an even thickness. Then the fun part, the clay was impressed with shells, star anise, buttons, screws and a varity of other stamps and mark-making objects. Beaks, tail-like handles, eyes, eye-lids etc were added, securely fixed to the pot with slip.

It's a Barn Owl..... obviously!

The consensus is a Woodpecker

This reminds me of Fawkes the phoenix from Harry Potter

This 'bird' ultimately became a cat with overtones of an Egyptian deity.

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