Hand Made Crafted Pig #2 - Pie Bird Funnel

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Hand Made Crafted Pig - Pie Bird Funnel

Hand Made Crafted Pig #2 - Pie Bird Funnel

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This is a beautifully sculptural Pie Funnel / Pie Bird that is individually handmade by me in my workshop.  

What a great centre piece for a ham pie!!  (I do make pie dishes as well).  

My Grandad was a farmer and I grew up with pigs arround me, what wonderful characters they were - all individual.  I love making these and I try to replicate this image in my work.

I sculpt / model in clay the piglet.  I start with a ball of clay which is modeled into the basic body shape.  The legs are added next followed by the eyes and ears.  All the textured features are added with a special modelling tool. 

Finally the nose is modelled in and its amazing how the pig instantly comes to life, developing its own character.

I usually make these in groups of three and it is amazing how they all turn out differently.

This is a functional piece

Please note: I do NOT use slip casting molds 

The piece is then put to one side for about a week to thoroughly dry.  At this point I decorated in the Gloucester Old Spot colours.

After glazing the piece is fired in my kiln to 1250 C

Dimensions height approx 2"  x width 2.5"   


Enquire about this item: steve@stevewoodheadceramics.co.uk

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