Stunning Ceramics To Brighten Your World

This Monday morning we’re looking at some Peking Turquoise Blue ceramics from Mudpuppy. The work of Mike McDowell, each piece is a beautiful, hand crafted object for the home.

turquoise ceramic monkey figure

Mudpuppy create their stunning animal ceramics from vintage molds, such as this thoughtful Monkey … perfect to sit and ponder as it decorates a mantelpiece, shelf or ledge.

turquoise ceramic birds

The blue monkey and birds such as those in Mudpuppy’s Arboretum Series (shown above) are made using a slip cast method, from buff coloured stoneware clay. The material gives each animal a beautiful aged look.

turquoise ceramic bird figures in nest

Like all of the animals in today’s post this pair of miniature ceramic birds are glazed with a clear turquoise blue crackle glaze. The glaze is then rubbed with black India ink to create a stunning finish. The paired birds are also available in a range of colours (shown below) for those who want to collect the series.

ceramic bird figurines

Each animal is carefully boxed in nesting material and tied with twine to make the perfect gift. Today’s ceramic creatures retail at $26 for a miniature pair of birds, $32 for Arboretum Bird and $42 for a Monkey (prices are in American Dollars).

To see more, stock or purchase any of the range, take a look at the Mudpuppy website.