Beautiful hand-painted stoneware sculptures of chicks, glazed and fired to create a terrific finish.
Size: 6.5cm height.
This stoneware sculpture has been fired to a high temperature so that the molecules fuse together or vitrify and make the pottery non porous. Many pieces are hand painted with colour that is then fired on. Where a glaze is used it is sprayed on, which together with the firing effects, gives terrific variety to the finish. Some of the pieces are fired in a gas kiln where, by manipulating the air supply to the gas flame, we can affect the colours of the glazes used.
Orchard Pottery is a small pottery studio established in 1980. They design sculptures which are handmade in stoneware, bronze or cold cast resin. All their garden pieces are frostproof.
Doreen & Tony work predominately in ceramics, using most of the manufacturing processes available. These include coiling, press molding, slip casting, throwing, extruding, and slab building. On many pieces two or more techniques are employed. Recently some sculptures have been produced in cold-cast bronze resin and foundry bronze. All of the ceramic pieces are frostproof stoneware so that all of our products can be safely used in the garden all year round.
Read about the artist/maker, here.
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