Birds flying Air Canada

Once again I have packed jugbirds into a smaller-than-carry-on-size box ready to take to the airport with me tomorrow. I think the allowable size is now smaller so some will have to go in my hand-bag too. Good thing I only want a book and passport besides them.             While I am travelling to Cambridge, Berlin briefly, London and Salisbury – all to visit family members, I won’t be able to blog. So I’d like to post photos of the nine jugbirds ...

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My April

Here we are almost at the end of April so it’s time to do a catch-up blog. I’ve just been poddling along, painting the odd plate and some jugbirds and more importantly researching glaze recipes for cone 04 white clays. It’s been a record-setting rainy month so we grab the chance to do some gardening or I load a kiln when the sun comes out. Happily Easter Day was dry so I’m happy to include a photo of most of the important people in my life. They joined Al and me for a ...

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Pileated Woodpecker

My usual Woodpecker jugbirds are the right colours but I decided that I’d like to try to replicate the long neck and broad shoulders of the real bird. So I recently threw parts for said project, including two tubes to be his feet – just to see how that would work out.         The photo shows the pieces, plus bodies for two regular jugbirds.   And here are the pieces assembled. I could have left him as a non-functional bird sculpture but the idea of his being ...

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