This little bird is hand made from a white clay and has had textures pushed into it. Once smoothed and fired, it is then glazed with oxides brushed on, then rubbed back to enhance the texture before a final firing.
It is perched in a tree of white clay leaves with a trunk made of driftwood collected from the Lake District. A reclaimed base painted in Farrow and Ball, combined with painted red wood from an old steam railway sign, give a richly coloured base to mount the tree and bird upon.
The piece was inspired by some of Edward Lear's nonsense poetry which talks about unusual birds in unique trees. This piece is fitted with hooks which allows it to be hung on the wall.
wood, ceramics, rope, paint