Hand Made Crafted "Leaping Fish-Salmon" II- Pie Bird Funnel

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Hand Made Crafted Piglet - Pie Bird Funnel

Hand Made Crafted "Leaping Fish-Salmon"  II- 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 fish pie!!  (I do make pie dishes as well).  

I start by throwing the traditional pie funnel base on my potters wheel.  

The next stage is to sculpt / model in clay the fish.  I start with a ball of clay which is modeled into the basic body shape.  The fins and tail are added next followed by the eyes and gills.  All the textured features are added with a special modelling tool. 

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

The completed fish is then attached to the pie funnel base. 

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 4"  x width 2.5" (60mm)  , 

 


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

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