Bring your binoculars if you wish for a peaceful moment of bird spotting along our bush walking tracks and then settle in to my home studio to create a cosy, organically shaped hideaway for a small bird. We will share afternoon tea, bird stories and enjoy the earthy creative process of clay while taking in the sounds and smells of our native bush garden.
Using clay, each participant will create their own organically shaped vessel of specific dimensions to replicate a Pardalote nesting hollow ( although the entrance hole is small 25-35 cm the internal hollow is surprising large ).
Striated Pardalote, chosen as my ambassador for this pottery project, are tiny Australian native birds who live in diverse habitats across almost all of Australia
Australian bush birds prefer to live in their chosen habitat. Our ambassador the Striated Pardalote build a bark and grass nest in a tree hollow, a crevice or a tunnel in a bank of soil. Due to constant habitat loss, wildlife realestate is in high demand for many of our native species. Your pottery creation can’t replace the perfect natural tree hollow but it can offer a cosy alternative to raise a feathered family in your garden.
At the end of the day you will leave your creation to dry in the studio for me to later bisque fire, then glaze & fire it again!
Once completed I will contact you to arrange collection of your bird house or it can be posted at an additional cost.
This 3 hour workshop for adults is limited 6 participants.
Participants of this workshop have a double opportunity to assist wildlife as 50% of your ticket price will be donated to the the Friends of the Osprey group who help raise awareness and build nesting platforms to assist in the recovery of the endangered Eastern Osprey in South Australia.
Fee includes tuition , afternoon tea, your clay, use of tools and equipment, glaze and kiln firing.