Bird Bath fountain project

by - August 31, 2017

As a child I would constantly find myself bruised knee, fruit stained tees and hands deep in dirt.

Perhaps it was that the literal translation of my surname is 'pottery maker' 
but 
I have always craved to be creative.

There was something that always lead me to nature. 
To myself.
My hands, these amazing instruments had a constant need to be used. 
I had to believe there are traits we have embedded into us from birth
that never leave.

I had to believe we were made for more than we can ever begin to know.


Leaf fountain / bird bath

I took half of a dried calabash shell and moulded the inside with clay and lay it in the sun to dry.

I wandered around the garden looking for leaves. 
Different in their own unique way.
I picked up the ones that spoke to me.

Shaped, printed, adjusted to suit my liking.

The construction was simple enough.
Building the inside for support and on the outside for the highest leaf.

After a week, I bisqued my piece & put it in the kiln to fire.
The underneath was left plain for a natural look.

** The following week, I painted the underneath in a natural stone colour and placed it on my Plant Shelf

  

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10 comments

  1. This is so cute, what a lovely idea! I love watching the birds in my garden.

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  2. This so so adorable! Nothing like to sweet songs of birds in the morning!

    xoxo Christie
    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

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  3. so lovely, I think I might have to source some pottery clay and get creative with my kids after this post!

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  4. This turned out so cute, lady! Super creative!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  5. Wow this looks so Great! Love your paint job

    www.almostfashionable.com

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  6. How creative, I love that it is nature inspired. You chose beautiful colors to finish it off.

    -Desiree
    www.homeandcharm.com

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  7. You are so talented! The results of this are amazing. I love the colors, they really pop.

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  8. Great idea! And you did it so beautifully. Useful post..thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is such a cool idea! Like Courtney said, you're extremely talented.

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