This past week, a new flock of Wally Birds flew in from Bur Oak Pottery in Wisconsin. Wally Birds were originally created by the Martin Brothers Pottery in England in the late 19th/early 20th century. They are named after creator Wallace Martin, the eldest of this eccentric family of potters.
Taking inspiration from the originals, each one of our exceptional bird jars is sculpted by hand using stoneware clay which is baked in a wood-fired kiln. Artist/creator Ed Klein then perches each bird on a painted, hand turned wooden base just like the originals. The heads lift off so you can stash your secret trinkets inside. Each bird is a one of a kind creation.
Our current flock includes:
Double Trouble – wooden base 6.5″ x 12″, 13″ tall – This devilish duo is plotting their next raid on the bird feeder. Double birds are very uncommon and difficult to create. The head of each bird is removable and swivels to reflect the change in the conversation.
Opera & Laughing Birds – each is 13″ tall – The Opera Bird is in full song, content to let its aria wake the neighbors. The Laughing Bird is enjoying life to the fullest, finding amusement everywhere he goes. With his mop of unruly blue feathers atop his head, this is artist Ed Klein’s favorite bird from this grouping.
Fat Friar (or Fryer) – 13″ tall – This jovial, well fed monk has a double chin and a traditional tonsure haircut with a bald spot on the back of his head. Invite this bird for dinner, or to be the main course!
The Twins, Quincy & Martin – 10.5″ tall – Named after our 4th and 6th presidents (whom they resemble strongly), this pair of baby birds are the early birds. Quincy, on the left, was earlier and got the worm…which explains why he is grinning. Martin wasn’t early enough, missed breakfast, and is frowning.
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