Bird Feeder 11
We stumbled upon Jonathan Garratt’s work whilst exploring our new territory in Dorset and it’s surrounds.
His studio — crammed full of books on African art, neolithic weapons, ancient Chinese pottery alongside stacks of records — drew us in and we ended up staying and talking for hours.
Jonathan previously studied archeology, and this background informed his unique process within his current creative practice. He is one of the few if not only potters in the UK to dig, refine and make his own clay. It's a long 2 year process, that he explains makes a far more mailable and soft clay. Each piece is then wood fired in his own hand built kiln.
The bird feeders are inspired by the African Weaver birds nest. Each feeder has its own unique pattern. They come with a rope to hang from a tree or anywhere you may find suitable. They have 3 entrances for the birds to feed from.
Each feeder slightly varies in height as they are all hand thrown 30cm-33cm in height