Damien Santamaria has been hand sculpting native creatures using his self-taught technique since 1982. Each salvaged Mallee root timber base has been chosen to complement the life-like animal or bird ceramic sculpture. The sculpture is double fired and made with using white firing Raku clay and double fired – Non-lead-based glazes and under-glazes are used. He incises the details into each individually made piece using a pencil as a tool. The creatures are bonded to their landscape using metal pins and Araldyte glue.
As the pieces are double fired, they can be placed inside or outside in a protected position.
Each piece of re-claimed Mallee root timber is cleaned and heat-treated so it is fine for export.
Size: 14cm x 10cm x 20cm