Because each gull is individually made and will therefore vary slightly from piece to piece. Please email me if you want to see the pieces I have currently in stock.
All the gulls are hand-modelled, and they vary in body posture and details of the glaze and finishing. They are made from tin-glazed red earthenware. I let the dark body break trough the glaze in places to define the edges of the form. The base and feet are made separately and joined with a brass rod, because the body needs to be supported by a thin strong section and clay alone would break. They are hand-glazed and painted. The mottled pattern of the juveniles is achieved by wax resist.
I want to bring out the attitude, confidence and cheek of these much-loved and much-maligned birds. As humans, we look at them with a human eye and imbue them with human qualities. I want to make them look back at us and our humanity!