I know, I know, perching birds on the edge of a bowl is not particularly original. I can think of half a dozen potters who do this. But I made these just to amuse myself. These are tiny little pinch pots. I think it has been something like 15 years since I made a pinch pot. Sometimes it feels good to just go back to the beginning. Pinch pots are the first thing most people learn how to make in a pottery class. It's a great way to get the feel for how clay works. Besides, they are rather fun. I'm thinking these would make great little Easter baskets for one Cadbury creme egg. Not the minis. The biggies. If I'm going to have one I am going whole piggy with mine, thanks very much.
If you were thinking that background looks strangely like the stem of wine glass on a sideboard, you would be right. It has been cold again. It snowed 2 inches yesterday. Too cold for working in the studio. So my dining room table is covered with glaze jars and other non-dining stuff. I know you Northerners are smirking and saying to yourself 2 inches of snow is nothing. Get a grip. But you know, one of the perks of living with 100F summers is that our winters are mild. I want my perk!