These raku-fired penguins were made during a sculpture workshop at the Central Coast Potters Society at East Gosford.
Formed from pinch pots – using white raku clay – they were shaped and featured using various pottery tools. The figures were bisque fired, then part-glazed and fired in a Raku Kiln followed by enhancement in a reduction chamber.
This emperor penguin was painted using watercolour for a series of greeting cards.
Emperor penguins spend their entire lives in Antarctica – the earth’s southernmost continent. They are the largest of the world’s penguin species and stand almost four feet tall and weigh 70 to 90 pounds. They have a grey/black back and a white belly, with orange markings behind their eyes and at the top of the chest.