Anyone who knows me knows about the little piggies, and how much I love them. You also know how much I love the client who sells them, Cúrate!
They have featured the piggies, and me, on their current blog in a lovely and detailed chronicle of the pig-making process, which you can get to by clicking on their name above or the images below, reprinted with their permission.
|A pig holding toothpicks for tapas dinner at Cúrate.|
Photo courtesy of Instagram.
|Lori Theriault with Cúrate pig toothpick holders.|
|Lori throws the pig bodies on her pottery wheel.|
|Pig bodies, air-drying.|
|Pig legs and ears are attached by hand.|
|Pigs drying before their first kiln firing.|
|Lori saves space in the kiln by firing pigs inside mugs.|
|Lori's assistant Tamsen, aka 'Exec. VP of Porcine Affairs', applies|
iron oxide to the pigs.
|Pigs loaded in for the second firing, the "sauna after the mud bath".|
|The finished product! Each pig is unique.|
|Pigs are boxed up, ready to travel to Cúrate and beyond!|