I Make These Magical Ceramic Animals
I started making these and many more animals a short while ago and I can't seem to stop. They are practical as well as cute - you can use them as tea or coffee cups, small bowls, storage containers. Sky is the limit (except for, of course, the unicorn).
I get my inspiration from the people's reactions when they first see one of my animals. The joy and sheer surprise that comes from that first impression creates an enormous burst of creative energy that I spill into a piece of clay. The process that follows is definitely not short, with the multiple 24-hour firings in the kiln, glazing, painting, gold or silver plating. Most often the final product takes up to a couple of weeks to finish, but what comes out of it makes all this so worth it. So now let's walk through my magic forest...