Monday, July 28, 2014
New from Bur Oak Pottery
Wally Birds from Bur Oak Pottery in Wisconsin. These delightful creatures are a welcome addition to our every changing grouping of one-of-a-kind, quirky pieces from this pottery.
Wally Birds were first created in the late 19th/early 20th Century by the famed Martin Brothers Pottery in England. Our birds are hand crafted in stoneware and sit upon hand turned, wooden bases - just like the originals. The pieces are fired in a wood-fired kiln and feature unique salt glazed finishes. With their removable heads, the are the perfect place to stash that little bit of birdseed you don't want anyone to find.
The newest members of our flock include:
Boris - Poised for the starring role in his next classic motion picture, this bird is ready for his close-up.
Blue Bird - This bird is ready to spread happiness, if you leave some birdseed out on the window sill.
Vicious Bird - With his hooked beak and gleam in his eye, this bird should be kept in sight at all times.
Sea Creature/Star Man Jar - This unusual creation is directly referenced from an original Martin Brothers piece. The grinning head of this grotesque creature removes so you can store prized objects inside.
We also have several other birds in our showroom.