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For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
For the birds
Barb Crosbie - Earth in Art Pottery

For the birds

$115.00

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Sculpted Birds

takes big ball of clay and throws a teardrop hollow form on her potter's wheel.  Once the air is trapped inside Barb then uses the counter-pressure it offers to shape the head, back and then pull the beak.  It's a fun process to watch the character of these large birds develop and take on their own character.  Once the birds are leather hard Barb pokes a hold in the base of them, shapes them further, adds wings and tail feathers and sometimes cuts and alters the head.  Of course they require a fair amount of carving to bring out the distinguishing feature of the species.

Each bird is hand-painted to reflect the species it will become, often one that has be frequenting her bird feeders.  The fun part is that with fly paths and seasonal variability, this flock is ever changing.  Each bird is over 6" tall, most are within 1" of the actual size.

These birds play hommage to Barb's time as a field ecologist where many days were spent scouring wetlands, lakes and waterways collecting data to determine the quality of the habitat and it's importance to the watershed.  

Planters

The pottery bird planters begin as a ball of clay that Barb transforms to a curved pot 3-4" tall and 5" in diameter.  The top of the pot was then altered to have 4 holes for hanging and a darling face with loads of character was created, no two are alike! These birds have been caught mid flight with extended wings. They are finished with jute string for hanging.

They do not have a hole in the bottom so they are best used with a cache pot (plastic pot placed inside the pot) or a layer of rock at the bottom for drainage.  This allows you to water the plants without having to take down the planter each time.  

 

Bird Feeders

These pottery bird planters begin as a ball of clay that Barb transforms to a curved pot 3-4" tall and 5" in diameter.  The top of the pot was then altered to have 4 holes for hanging and a darling face with loads of character was created, no two are alike! These birds have been caught mid flight with extended wings. They are finished with jute string for hanging.

They do not have a hole in the bottom so they are best used with a cache pot (plastic pot placed inside the pot) or a layer of rock at the bottom for drainage.  This allows you to water the plants without having to take down the planter each time.