Birds

I had a very happy childhood; my dad was a keen environmentalist and I spent much of my time in the countryside by the sea or in the forests observing wildlife and especially birds. Some of these are on my ETSY shop

 
Turquoise ducks
Turquoise ducks

available on Etsy

Turquoise mini owl
Turquoise mini owl

available on Etsy

RAKU chickens
RAKU chickens

available on Etsy

Turquoise love birds
Turquoise love birds

available on Etsy

raku white love birds
raku white love birds

available on Etsy

Raku white peahen
Raku white peahen

available on Etsy

Raku snow partridge
Raku snow partridge

available on Etsy

Raku partridge on the look out
Raku partridge on the look out
Raku Guinea fowls
Raku Guinea fowls

available on Etsy

Raku courting mini geese
Raku courting mini geese

available on Etsy

Mini geese
Mini geese

available on Etsy

Mini chickens
Mini chickens

Available on Etsy

 

Bears

I dedicate these photos to the 'Bear Man', a very interesting customer with a passion for polar bears, whom I have met several times at the Oxford Art and Craft Markets. Some of them are on my ETSY shop

two little bears avalaible on ETSY
two little bears avalaible on ETSY
Raku big sitting polar bear
Raku big sitting polar bear
Raku big standing polar bear
Raku big standing polar bear
Raku polar bear's bottom
Raku polar bear's bottom
Raku small polar bear cub
Raku small polar bear cub
Raku sitting polar bear
Raku sitting polar bear
Raku polar bear cub
Raku polar bear cub
Raku polar bear
Raku polar bear
 

Fish

The Raku fish are presented on metal stands so that they look like they are swimming in the air.

Raku leave fish
Raku round fish
Raku fish with moustache
 

Hedgehog

New additions to the Hamill family!

Some of them are on my ETSY shop

 

Hippo

 

My inspiration for this Hippo is the little turquoise faience hippopotamus from ancient Egypt which is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Raku Turquoise Hippo Nathalie Hamill
 

Horses

I always wanted to make horses, they are so graceful. They are on my ETSY shop 

Raku Turquoise Hippo Nathalie Hamill
 

Sheep

My sheep are wondering how they got there and what is happening. Some of them are in my ETSY shop

 

Tortoise

I try to make my tortoises look happy and they're often laughing. I use a copper-based glaze, the reduction process in the sawdust box generates an array of colours which are different every time. Some of them are in my ETSY shop