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Hand Built Ceramic Bird House
Opening in Back for Hanging
Weathered Bronze Glaze
Drainage Hole
Approx. 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
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A hand built ceramic bird house, designed to hang on a wall, fence post or tree trunk. There is an opening in the back of the house for hanging and for clean out at the end of the season. It has a drainage hole in the bottom. The size of the opening is suitable for a variety of small birds. The placement of the opening is high enough to provid protection from predators.

About the process:

Hand building offers endless possibilities for shapes and designs and allows me to create pieces that cannot be produced using my potter’s wheel. My most commonly used hand building process is slab construction. The clay is rolled out (like a giant pie shell) on a piece of canvas. It is then cut into the desired shape and draped either into a form or around a form. As the clay dries, it retains the shape of the form. Once a piece is completely dry, it is fired for the first time. This is called a bisque firing. The second and final firing is a glaze firing.

Think of a glaze simply as a coating of glass which is fused to the surface of a clay piece during the kiln firing. It adds color, texture and strength to the piece. The glaze serves to waterproof the piece and to create an easily cleaned surface, as well as providing color and decoration. The color of a glaze after it has been fired may be significantly different from before firing. That's one of the things that makes the process so magical. You never know the final results until you open the kiln after a firing.

I recommend using safflower seed in the feeders. It attracts a variety of small birds but the squirrels don't like it so they leave the feeder alone.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: porcelain, ceramic bird house, drainage hole, weathered bronze glaze
  • Feedback: 40 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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