I’ve always found albatrosses alluring, there’s something about these magnificent birds flying and gliding over oceans without rest for weeks and weeks on end that captivates my imagination.
Living in Sydney we just get the regular sea gulls and it is not until I escape down the coast to Mollymook that I get to watch sea eagles or albatrosses and mollyhawks in Tasmania. I sit on sea cliffs for hours watching these amazing sea birds flying and swooping.
So this sea bird of mine has a dose of artistic licence and is my homage to the regal albatross.
I came away from watching soaring sea birds and just wanted to paint them. I must have painted dozens and dozens of them, I got lost in the painting of these birds. And out came this soaring albatross painted in water colour paint.
If you like something that is exactly the same as the next one, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you value quality artisan designs that are tactile, beautiful and unusual you’ll love these treasures.
Each albatross is unique, giving you something special and captivating. Made in an artisan process over a series of weeks in a sunny coastal studio with multiple kiln firings, each albatross is different and reflects its handmade origin.
The albatross is part of my first series of paintings, including koalas, kangaroos, joeys, wallabies, platypuses and wombats.
Artisan Gift Details
Made from Australia’s finest porcelain – Southern Ice Porcelain – and glazed so can handle everyday life (including washing off the odd bit of dinner).
All designs are made by Belinda in Sydney, Australia.
Brooch 3.5cm by 5cm (1.4″ by 2″)
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