Having a garden filled with birdsong is a delight. These ceramic versions were inspired by the cheeky small birds that like to come and forage in the planters on the windowsill outside my studio window.
But these ones are strictly indoor visitors.
The finished size is 7 cm across (excluding the hanging ribbon), each is approx 5 mm thick and unglazed on the back. They hang on turquoise 9mm wide crossgrain ribbon.
Made with loving care to my own design in my artist's studio, using white earthenware clay.
They were bisque fired, then individually hand-painted using appropriate underglaze colours before being glazed with a clear, non toxic glaze. The glost firing at 1130 degrees C transformed the pieces into durable birds with a beautiful, shiny finish.
Being individually hand painted, the birds you receive may vary a little from the ones illustrated.