25 August 2013

British Birds

    Well, I am back home (again!) and, after 4 months on the road this year I am ready to hunker down and make things!!! I am in a serious organizing mode since my return, but I must get a bag of clay opened soon and see what happens.    
    I saw so many old pots on my trip to England that it's hard to remember any one in particular. Maybe that's a good thing...I'm looking for inspiration not reproduction. I will be posting photos from London for a bit, starting with birds and bird parts. There are a few Martin Brothers' pieces included. They were my original jumping off point, but I enjoy all the different variations...I think of looking at old pots as building an encyclopedia of form and surface to feed my own creative ideas.

Church Pulpit, Overbury Church

My first bird with book in hand.
A gem of a bird.
Outer space bird?
Dead bird society.

So, it's not really a bird...
Bird, woman, dog???


Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Thanks for the pictures, great variety. I am crazy about the Martin Brother birds!
I've been looking at bird sculptures this morning, so something is in the air!

Dennis Allen said...

Thanks and welcome home.

smartcat said...

Terrific stuff! Thanks. There's something about a bird!

Barbara Rogers said...

Thanks for sharing...it just shows that clay bird forms have been around, and will continue to evolve...and I hope you're making more too!

cookingwithgas said...

they are everywhere!
But- am am most fond of yours.

klineola said...

Really nice post Dan! Welcome back. see you soon!

Sl8ofHand said...

Shouldn't that be '...Book in wing...'?

Unknown said...

I have been really interested in pottery lately, especially polish pottery, and so I've been looking for pottery bloggers. I absolutely LOVE your birds, I think you have such an amazing talent. I would decorate my whole house with these if I could. Birds are my favorite.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Thanks Dan, I like the bird like vessels very Suze Lindsey ish Thanks for posting