The artwork features a range of delicate birds in differing styles, depicted through layers of printed, painted and drawn imagery. One of the joys of Fiona’s beguiling ceramic pieces is how they reveal themselves gradually – the more you look, the more you see.
The Maker Says
This piece is one of a series inspired by taxidermy. After doing visual research at two venues with significant natural history collections – the D’Arcy Thompson Museum in Dundee and the Bell Pettigrew Museum in St Andrews – I wanted to create vessels to commemorate the animals I saw there.
Earthenware, slips (liquid clay), glazes, under glaze pencil, ceramic ink, lustres and transfers made from Fiona’s own drawings.