Birds, Cats, Moons, and Little Fat Creatures

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some clay tiles and some small figurines I just took out of the kiln yesterday.

All of the tiles are 6″ x 6″ or smaller; they’re made of stoneware clay.

The figurines are about 3″ tall. They came into existence out of a moment of serendipity – I wanted to try to make a little three-legged pot like one I had bought some years ago. The result, though it had three legs and was recognizably a pot, it was just off the mark. I was about to mash the clay into a lump and start over, but – On a whim I pinched the top shut. The result looked like a little creature to me. I gave him a face and some hands and there he was. Since then I have made many of these creatures, no two alike.

Tree Under the Moon

Tree Under the Moon

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“Round Creature Holding a Little Bird”

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“Round Creatures Standing on a Twig”

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“Big Fat Round Cat”

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“Bird Standing on a Post”

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“Creature Under A Wavy Sky”

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