DESCRIPTION This quirky little dodo bird has been slip cast and finished with carved details and hand glazed using small brushes to create an attractive finish. Great for eggs, but can also be used to hold a candle or for burning incense cones.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT Since I was young, I have been fascinated by the Lewis Carroll story of Alice in Wonderland, but I have always been disappointed that dodos are no longer walking among us. This is my little way of redressing the balance.
SIZE 13 cm high by 14 cm wide from the beak to tail and 6.5 cm at the front.
COLOUR Cream, brown, blue and white glazes with brown, tan and black oxide details.
MATERIALS Stoneware fired ceramic to 1260 degrees.
RANGE 3 Egg Cup designs including dodo, kiwi and quail. There are lots of other Dodos designs available, including a dodo light pull and small and large dodo sculptures.These can be located in the A-Z section at the bottom of the main GALLERY page.
PLEASE NOTE We make lots of these bat wall plaques, so the one you receive will be very similar, but not necessarily the one shown. Due to the hand-made nature of the pieces there may be slight variations in size, pattern and colour, but be reassured that we only send out the finest examples.
METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION First we hand carve the original and then cast the design in a high-density plaster. Liquid clay known as slip is created by us in our workshop and then poured into the moulds for 24 hours to set. Once removed carefully from the mould the plaques are then trimmed and decorated then left for a week to dry out fully before being fired in an electric kiln for a bisque firing at 1000°C. It will take another 24 hours for the kiln to cool down so that all the work can be emptied out and glazed. We make all our own stoneware glazes, which are dipped, poured, painted and sprayed on to our designs. Once glazed all the work goes back into the kiln for a second firing of up to 1260°C. This firing will fix the glaze permanently in to place and also make the piece frost proof and water-resistant. From start to finish this bat wall plaque can take about 2 weeks to create; whilst larger pieces can take over a month to complete.
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