CERAMIC GUINEA FOWL FIGURINE LARGE
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Ceramic Guinea fowl figurines. This colourful Guinea fowl hen & chicken are ceramic decorative figurines made in South Africa & sold as a pair. Mother hen is about 14cm high & 15cm from beak to tail & her chicken about 8cm high x 10cm long.
Both pieces are handmade and hand painted before being fired at 950 degrees Celsius.
They are then placed in smouldering sawdust which blackens the crazes (known as Raku pottery) This process is largely uncontrolled and the slight imperfections that appear in the glaze make each piece unique.
This project is one of Fair Trade & employs up to 30 people (mostly women & single mothers) in an area of high unemployment, providing ongoing training, access to medical facilities and assistance with loans. They also mentor employees in life and financial skills. More than half the employees have been working with them for 10 years. The families of longer serving employees have been assisted in funeral and ongoing living expenses.