Ceramic Fat Birds

Another smoke firing session in driving rain                                                                             

This time I used dry leaves, straw and wood shavings in my galvanized dust bins.

These smoke fired Fat Birds are made with white molochite clay, the eyes and combs are glazed with red Botz brush-on,  and their  bodies are daubed with copper, manganese and iron oxides.

This Fat Bird is made with red terracotta clay. Her eyes are glazed with red brush on glaze and her body daubed with manganese and copper oxide.

If you would like to see more of my work, then you’ll find it at my website at www.annakeiller.com


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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2 Responses to Ceramic Fat Birds

  1. Janis says:

    Impressive and original artwork. I Love it.


  2. samantha says:

    Hi, I like the moody quality you get on fat birds, torsos and bowls esp. The colours are muted and restrained, yet not muddy or dirty, but very pure. That is an achievement which I aspire to, having only got muddy, liverish colours when I am trying to get something pure…….and you sometimes use the simplest of materials (eg red terracotta clay daubed with manganese and copper oxide) …. ah well, back to the studio I go to try again…..


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