Prior to a trip to Peru in 2009, I was terrified of birds. All types of birds, in all situations, at all times. It was an unreasonable and at times debilitating fear. After the Peru trip the fear disappeared. I started having good dreams about birds, not flinching when they were near, and actually enjoying them. The following spring a family of crows nested in our yard. I began making these little birds and have been making them ever since.
My hope is that these little beings can live happily elsewhere and bring others peace and joy.
I sculpted the birds and made a mold of them. This allows me to make multiples of these darling little birds and I glaze them all differently. I like to layer my custom glazes with each other and with commercial glazes. This creates new and exciting combinations, and allows me to play with colour.
This is a sampling of the birds that I make as there is rarely two alike. They can be found at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens Gift Shop.