The avian spirit permeates the soul of any dancer, and birds often emerge as fundamental design elements in my work. After having the life-changing experience of holding a wild bluebird in my open hand, I began creating small sculptures of birds. The diminutive pieces measure about 5.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide, with a base height of about 3 inches.
Some I made hollow with an opening on the top, to be used as small vases for living flowers. These I painted with a liquid pigmented clay and refired to set a clear, watertight glaze on the inside and outside.
Recreations of this vase are available at my online shop
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