Ceramic Ghala Cockatoo Pet Portrait

A friend asked if I could make a sculpture of another friend’s pet parrot for her. I had not done an official pet portrait in ceramics yet so I was excited by the challenge. She sent me many, many images of the ghala parrot that was her friend’s precious baby. I really enjoying working on this piece. I’ve included some in-progress shots so you can see some of the journey. My favorite part are the feathers near the top of my head. I really challenged myself to capture the layers and depth there.

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Amazing skills my friend!

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Wow! This is amazing!

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Amazing! What a fantastic portrait of a cherished pet.

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That is super amazing! I bet it will be a cherished gift.

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This is stunning!

You have captured the pink and grey galah so, so perfectly! It’s amazing!

That’s great! Very nice!

WOWZERS! Not only is this an incredible representation of her bird, you’ve managed to capture some personality in its expression!

not gonna lie, I thought the first picture was THE REAL bird! Amazing that you were able to capture it perfectly!

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Thank you my dear. :heart:

:kissing_heart:

I hope so. The pandemic hit just as I was delivering it to the one who ordered it. So she stayed home and, as far as I know, has not mailed it out yet. lol

I love personal art. Hopefully it will stay with their family for a long time.

Thank you. :heart:

Thank you. It was a challenge because there aren’t many pink glazes available. I tested half a dozen on sample pieces before narrowing it to these two.

Thank you!

It was a fun challenge to get some of those lifted feathers, which are indicating that the bird is communicating.

Haha. Thanks so much. :heart:

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WOW! That is amazing!

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Amazing! You did an incredible job making this!!

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Your Ceramic Ghala Cockatoo Pet Portrait is one of this week’s featured projects. You are awesome!

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Awww. :blush: Thank you. :kissing_heart:

Very impressive, very professional!
It reminds me of wall vases popular in the '40s and '50s; exotic, detailed and colorful.

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Wow, phenomenal!

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i am blown away by the way you worked the ceramic to get such detail! fantastic!

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So realistic!

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This is stunning and the texture is so intricate. You’re a wizard with the clay!

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