Fox and Badger

For a few years I had this great fox visit my garden – and house if I would allow him in.

He was a very handsome fellow, and I really loved him to bits and he loved my shoes which he used to nick. He also loved  Battenburg cake.

This is how we met.
He suddenly disappeared, and now I have a grubby and very fat little badger instead. I call her Maggot because of her shape.
I am really worried about her; I grow my own vegetables and I just know she will adore them, too. I picture her somewhere deep in a den with a huge litter of new little Maggots…
I haven’t managed to get a good picture of her yet, but I am trying to capture her in clay

I have given her some hefty claws to dig with…I will smoke fire her in the next few days and post the results.
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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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8 Responses to Fox and Badger

  1. Sonel says:

    Such stunning shots Anna! An absolutely adorable little thing and I can see he really enjoyed being there with you. The badger sculpture is gorgeous and so cute. Seems the animals know they are safe around you. You are blessed hon. 🙂


    • Anna says:

      I so enjoyed his company too, Sonel, and I really miss him. yes, I feel very blessed having such great friends – still not sure about Maggot, though…Badgers are determined people and I’ve got these wonderful Maize plants…Don’t reckon I shall see any corn cobs this year…


  2. Sonel says:

    hehehe, love the “Fat Fairies”. You are a great artist hon. 🙂


  3. niasunset says:

    Dear Ana these are all so interesting and lovely. I didn’t know that fox can be like that, how nice, and how adorable like a dog… I am sad to hear that he disappeared… I hope and wish him to come back again… I know this feeling… there was a lovely cat around my garden and every day she was visiting me… suddenly disappeared… I try to think positive, maybe she had a wonderful owner and home… Your photographs are amazing. And sculpture too. Thank you, with my love, nia


    • Anna says:

      Thank you Nia. I hope your little cat is safe. Yes this fox was very special – apart from the occasional piece of cake I didn’t feed him – he was happy to hang around anyway. I guess someone else must have tamed him. Love to you, too xx


  4. Per says:

    Beautiful meetings with the fox and it must be special to feel the trust from an animal. Can’t wait to see you badger 😉


    • Anna says:

      Hej Per,
      I’m about to write a bit about Badger – but only my sculpture of her – I still haven’t got any photos. I imagine she’s gone to ground incubating hordes of little mini-maggots!


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