Fox about the studio

I was befriended by a tiny fox cub a few summers ago. He must have been tamed by a neighbour because he showed no fear around me.
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He would follow me around the garden and he had a thing about shoes…

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and he kind of liked feet.

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But he suddenly went away and I had a couple of other foxes turn up; they were mangy and ill and not terribly chatty. I did treat them with mange medicine but I never really bonded with them.

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Here is one of them lying in a banana box awaiting his doctored dinner. You can see that he is quite bald on his back leg ( to treat fox mange, you can get Ivomec or Panomec from your vet for a few pounds. You give them 0.125 ml in some cat food or other absorbent food he may like. A fox will need at least two doses  10 days apart. I kind of feed them every day during this period just to help them build up their strength and to keep them coming back for their second dose of medicine.)
But lately a new fox has started to visit, and he is almost as lovely and fluffy as my old friend.
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This is him sunbathing today at the top of the garden. He is still a bit weary of me, but we had a nice little chat.

I like the fact that he so content with his life; he needs nothing from me at all. But I feel much better for having him around. There is something so calming about smiley foxes.

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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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2 Responses to Fox about the studio

  1. how wonderful! I don’t get to see many foxes and when seen here they are shot, but they are such beautiful things. Sorry I’ve been so quiet recently – still working hard, but I had to comment on this.

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