sian alexander raku ceramic animals

posted by the scholar on January 7th, 2008
filed under: art, clay, sculpture

do you know this about me already? i’ve got a thing for birds. my friends called me the crow in high school, since i was (and still am) attracted to shiny things. i am a secret city birdwatcher now, everyday. and when i am in michigan the neighbors must think i’m nuts, because the bitchin’ binoculars that my husband gave me for my birthday last year seem to be permanently attached to my face on the weekends we are there. now, imagine my delight to find these beautiful hand built raku-fired ceramic birds from portland artist sian alexander’s platykoalabird shop!

platypus_raku_chicken

platypus_raku_condor

platypus_raku_whip_poor_will

platypus_raku_titmouseplatypus_raku_wren

platypus_raku_sea_turtles

i love the brilliant colors she has used against the rough textured, oxidized look of the raku. very cool.

yes, the last photo had turtles. but they call me the turtle on the tennis court, so they’re in like flynn.

purchase them all right here and be sure to see the multitalented sian’s blog too. it looks like she makes a mean pastry as well.


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4 Responses to “sian alexander raku ceramic animals”

  1. Bri Says:

    I love the turtles! Especially the one on the right with the turquoise back. What fun!

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    the turtles are fun, aren’t they? glad you like them too.

    i want to see them in person! 🙂

    thanks for popping by!

  3. Teresa Says:

    Just found your post from the ceramics forum newsletter from About.com. Cuute! We’re bird lovers/watchers too, but you’ve got to be so much braver birdwatching in the city because people can accuse you of being a peeping tom. LOL!

    Funny enough, this is the second sea turtle art I’ve seen today. The other was in an illustrator blogger-friend’s blog. I love happy coincidences.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi teresa,

    welcome! these animals are fun, aren’t they? i am not sure i am familiar with that ceramics newsletter. is that just for forum members?

    there is this crazy migratory bird sanctuary here in chicago by the lake. i went there for the first time this year and was so surprised to see people walking around with huge lenses on their cameras and bird books and bird calls! nice to know i fit in somewhere. 🙂

    thanks for stopping by and btw annie’s illustrations are really terrific – thanks for the link!

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