Mother and baby Bird Ceramic sculptures ( sold as a pair)
D-10 cm Small: L-12 H-7 W-7
These beautiful Saggar fired birds are individually hand made, carefully burnished using a pebble and bisque fired firstly in my electric kiln. They are the Saggar fired.
Saggar firing is done by surrounding each sculpture with a number of unusual ingredients such as seaweed, salt and banana skins! Then placing inside a metal or purpose-built clay container (saggar) and building a fire around the container in an outside fire pit or wood burner. The container is then fired and smoked for 3-4 hours. Each ingredient has its own elements and creates a unique reaction and pattern of natural tones and colours onto the ceramic. This makes each piece unique.