3 Bird House

This *had* to be called 3 Bird House. No other name would do!

ceramic, collage, acrylics, number 3, footed pedestal, mixed media, assemblage, distressed, gothic, steampunk, vintage, antique, automaton, mechanical art, kinetic art, resin clay, paper clay, acrylics, bird, mechanical toy, antique

The base is separate from the house so we could put a tiny DJ inside which in turn motivates the birds to jump up and down on the roof. You do believe me don’t you!!!

Instead of glazing (this was my first ceramic piece and didn’t really know how to glaze) it is painted with acrylic paints and collaged. The roof took *forever* since each roof tile is made from a small hand made mold and once applied it took a lot of time to blend the seams together. The little birds are paper mache clay and the handmade beads on the handle are made from resin clay.

The video of it is on You Tube.

ceramic, collage, acrylics, number 3, footed pedestal, mixed media, assemblage, distressed, gothic, steampunk, vintage, antique, automaton, mechanical art, kinetic art, resin clay, paper clay, acrylics, bird, mechanical toy, antique

10 Comments

  1. Jean said,

    November 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

    This is one of my favorites – It makes me laugh every time I watch it on You Tube! I’d love to take 3 Bird House as a class!

  2. Laurie said,

    April 23, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Where can I see this on youtube, I would love to see it. Will you be teaching it anywhere else? I wont be able to take at Art and Soul>

    • remnants said,

      April 23, 2009 at 4:25 am

      I’m so glad you like this one too! It’s so fun to play with it’s almost addicting!

      We won’t be making this exact one since this one is made of ceramic clay that had to be fired in a kiln. I made a much more portable version and you can see the class sample on this page http://remnantsofolde.com/2009-art-retreat-workshops.

      The You Tube video is at

      It won’t be at any other retreats but I may offer it as an online workshop at some point.

  3. Rachel said,

    May 28, 2009 at 2:13 am

    This is sooo cool!

    • remnants said,

      May 28, 2009 at 2:39 am

      So glad you like it Rachel!! We’re teaching this at some of our upcoming art retreats (but in a much easier version to do in one day– the ceramic one might be a bit of a stretch!!!).

      Thanks so much for stopping by our blog!!!

      • Rachel said,

        May 28, 2009 at 4:58 am

        I am hoping I can go to the one in Vegas!! yippy skippy if I can…funny I am already looking forward to it and it is next year :P it just would be awesome to learn so much from the class and hangout with like minded art peeps ;)

        • remnants said,

          May 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm

          Hooray! It would be awesome to have you, Rachel. Yay! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll be there!!!

  4. Joanne Archer said,

    June 8, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Gorgeous! I wish I lived in US. so I could come to a workshop!

    • remnants said,

      June 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

      No worries Joannne!!

      All our workshops will eventually be made available online including this one. ; )

  5. Joanne Archer said,

    June 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Yay!


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