Hand Carved Clay Pottery Bird House created in my Home Studio in Charlotte, NC, Ready to Ship and Hang, Bright Flowers!
This is a hand made ceramic birdhouse that I hand crafted in my art studio in Charlotte, NC. It is thrown and altered. It is heavily carved while in the leather hard stage. This piece was thrown thick so I had lots of opportunity for carvings. The large opening, when hung between 6’ to 10’ above the ground will be suitable for larger birds like blue birds or cardinals. They also like at least a 4” diameter base which this has. The liner glaze I used for this piece is a pretty green. Works well with all of the bright colored flowers. The door opening is “rolled” up like a nap sack. Very nice piece. Kind of has a 1970’s vibe. I also put lots of drain holes and vent holes for the little birds to have some breeze. I recommend hanging it in the shade to help keep it cool. I’ve had one hanging for many years and good so far. At the time I posted this house I’ve had several nests in mine. I bisque fire to Cone 04 then hand glaze for a final Cone 5 or 6 Electric kiln firing. My influences are largely Mexican and Chinese Folk Art. My education is Industrial Design so there is a certain amount of Mechanical Design that go in to my pieces. I took 15 plus years of art at our local community college as well as continue my education through workshops.