Oil Spill Commemorative Plates

September 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


The is one in a series of four plates, a bird, human hand, fish, and leaf, which represent the fragility of nature in the face of an oil spill. The plates are hand built porcelain. The surfaces are a combination of sgraffito, decals, and linoleum cut printing on clay. The back of each plate is uniquely decorated with images and the date of the spill. These are sold through the Etsy shop and
25 percent of the profit from these plates is going to the American Bird Conservancy. Specifically going towards threats to birds in the environment.

Launching Less Greed Company on Etsy

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This summer I launched an Etsy site. Here many of my clay pieces can be bought. I am calling the store Less Greed Company. It is a place where I support the American Bird Conservancy and 5 percent of the profit from any pieces that represent birds is going to the American Bird Conservancy. Specifically going towards threats to birds in the environment. The bird sculptures are hand built out of porcelain. They are a life sized representation of the rescue bird I have been living with for 14 years. Just like my friend, Mr. Birdie, he sits in your hand giving you the experience I have when carrying my starling. This one is called “Trust in the Low Light” because we recently realized mr. birdie is blind in one eye.A dry felted nest is provided as a comfy sitting place.

see a very short portrait of mr. birdie (less than one minute).

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