The Owl & the Pussycat

Owls & Pussycats- Nicky’s favourite Edward Lear poem has inspired this series of works. All the tiny owls & pussycats are unique, some potters use moulds to make a number of similar pieces but being a restless soul, Nicky likes to make each different & imbue character with a relationship & positioning unique to every sculpture. Made in stages from stoneware clay, the base is an upturned pinch pot with clay shell & starfish embellishments, the boat is textured slabs which are mitred & joined. In the small sailing boat versions, each owl & pussycat is not much more than an inch high and is individually sculpted adding more detail as clay progressively dries. Expressive faces come to life in the glazing process. Bas relief versions are suited to wall hanging indoors,on a plate stand or perhaps a sheltered position outside.