DESCRIPTION This small bat wall plaque is shown in a dramatic hanging position and has an endearing little face. The design is frost proof and waterproof and can alternatively be used as a decoration for use both indoors and out. The plaque can be tied securely on to a wall using strong string or wire, which is threaded through the holes on the blocks on the reverse of the piece. For extra security clear sealant can also be applied around the edges of the tile to hold the piece firmly in place. The bat plaque is also available in a larger design.
SIZE 20.5 cm wide by 13.5 cm high by 3 cm deep.
COLOUR Brown and black matt oxide glazes with cream stoneware glaze details.
MATERIALS Stoneware fired ceramic to 1260 degrees.
RANGE 3 Bat designs including small and large bat wall plaques and a bat light pull. There are lots a wall plaque designs avaiable inthe Zoo Ceramics Giftware Gallery including bee, butterfly, dragonfly, seahorse and starfish.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT I really like the sound of this piece of work "Black Bat Wall Plaque;" it has a kind of onomatopoetic quality to it. I also like the fact that there has always been something mystical or super natural about a bat.
PLEASE NOTE We make lots of these small bat wall plaques, so the one you receive will be very similar, but not necessarily the one shown. Due to the hand-made nature of the pieces there may be slight variations in size, pattern and colour, but be reassured that we only send out the finest examples.
METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION First we hand carve the original and then cast the design in a high-density plaster. Liquid clay known as slip is created by us in our workshop and then poured into the moulds for 24 hours to set. Once removed carefully from the mould the plaques are then trimmed and decorated then left for a week to dry out fully before being fired in an electric kiln for a bisque firing at 1000°C. It will take another 24 hours for the kiln to cool down so that all the work can be emptied out and glazed. We make all our own stoneware glazes, which are dipped, poured, painted and sprayed on to our designs. Once glazed all the work goes back into the kiln for a second firing of up to 1260°C. This firing will fix the glaze permanently in to place and also make the piece frost proof and water-resistant. From start to finish this bat wall plaque can take about 2 weeks to create; whilst larger pieces can take over a month to complete.
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