Hand Carved Clay Pottery Bird House created in my Home Studio in Charlotte, NC, Ready to Ship and Hang, Windmill like
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. I was born in Holland, MI in the middle of a Dutch Community. This reminds me of the many windmills in that area. We celebrated tulip time every May. It was always lovely. The roof and entrance almost looks like a little hat. I like this piece. 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.