I planned to write regularly, but life got in the way, a good life and I forget. Oh well, best laid plans......
As a child I would eat a boiled egg in an egg cup, which I thought was mine. It looked like a chick. My sister's was Mickey Mouse pulling a wagon. They had always been there and where old. When I moved out of my parents house, many years ago, I went to pack it and Dad said, "no, that is mine". I never knew that. After Mom died, 21 years ago, and Dad remarried, he let me have 'my' chick egg cup.
I was on a roll. I made two turtles, one lion, one elephant, one chicken laying and egg and a duck, who's tip of her beak got nicked. She'll need another dip in the kiln.
The other grandchildren will have to wait until they are old enough for them.
I posted them on my facebook and Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheButlersCreations, and received a custom order for four Holstein cows. Despite the gorgeous spring weather, after a long cold winter, I stayed inside and made 6 cows and 2 pigs. They are drying, waiting to be fired.
Clay must be bone dry to fire or the trapped moisture boils and the piece explodes.
I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.