Red Panther Chameleon
This bright fun red chameleon has been made by painting the raw clay (called greenware) with a red underglaze, followed by making coloured slips (liquid clay) and dotting the slip with a needle pen. The chameleon is then bisque fired, then after some final touches with underglaze like around the eyes and anywhere I have missed, it is painted with a clear glaze and glaze fired. The kanthal wire which enables it to be hung, is inserted whilst the clay is still wet. This is now hanging on my wall.
Size about 12 inches long
A fun bright green gecko climbing over a ceramic stone on a ceramic base onto which I have glued sand so as to give a realistic appearance.
Green Panther Chameleon
My second Panther Chameleon, this time with a base green colour. As this was a present to a Ukrainian friend, the slipped dots are in the Ukraine flag colours of blue and yellow. I've heard that this ceramic chameleon might be leaving Torquay and taking a trip to the Ukraine :)
My second gecko, again on a base onto which I have glued sand for a natural effect.
A commissioned Dog - about 12 inches long. If you would like your dog made, please get in touch! It can be as big or as little as you like.
Sea Otter 'Lotty'
Sea Otters frequently use pebbles or stones as a means of cracking open shells so they can eat the contents so I have made a stone and, in the middle of the otter have added glass before the firing so as to mimic sea water. Particularly pleased with the outcome of this because the glass has split the underglaze colours (walnut brown mixed with a little black) to a clear/light blue colour which is more natural - so an unexpected bonus.
Can be used as a desk tidy.....
Size: l x w x h in mm 330 x 120 x 60
Gecko 3 This fun gecko is made with stoneware clay, painted with a teal underglaze colour, then coloured slips applied by syringe as dots, then bisque fired. A clear glaze is added for the glaze firing. About 10 inches long
Named after the song by the band Culture Club released in 1983, and the meaning of the song is "about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. It's about trying to suck up to everybody." So there you go...
Size: l x w x h in mm: 210 x 150 x 75
Chameleons have 360 degree vision as their eyes move independently around their sockets, and (so I have just found out!) DO NOT change colour to match their surroundings. The colour change is an emotional response i.e. fear, anger, or changes in environmental conditions. Adult males are combinations of red, green, blue, and yellow. Young and female ones are tan brown with bits of pink or orange.
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