Friday, 4 April 2014

10 Birds by 10 Designers

When we asked ten KIN designers if they could each make a bird for our World Earth Day Window Exhibition, all that we specified was that it should fit in the palm of one's hand and be made from a material with which they love to work. The results are incredible - each personality and individual sense of creation is beautifully evident. All the proceeds the birds and MOKO's exquisite houses will go directly to Soil for Life in support of their food-gardens initiative.

Belinda Ormond
One of three delicate ceramic seagulls with oxidised wing-tips sculpted by hand by Belinda.
 Chasteau de Balyon
We just love this happy crocheted parrot created by Cynthia of Chasteau de Balyon
Font and Heart
Melany Hodgson of Font and Heart's bird is made entirely from paper and wire with hand-cut feathers.
Gillian Fuller

This glamorous "Cape Startling" beaded bird is designed and made by Gillian Fuller from high quality seed beads.

Gillian Fuller's intricately beaded "Cape Starling" made from high quality seed beads.

Head on Design
Joanna Orr of Head On Design created a beautiful wooden bird scene that is easily assembled in 4 pieces - too clever!
Henri Kuikens
In true Henri Kuikens style, Jesse Breytenbach skilfully hand-printed a bird for the exhibition.
Inge Marais
No challenge too daunting for Inge Marais Jewellery - she created an exquisite, fully-functioning, brass Kingfisher puppet, with copper feet and st silver pins. Each part is cut and assembled by hand.
Keri Muller
Keri Muller of Simple Intrigue created a beautiful 3D bird with multiple layers of paper - transforming discarded sheet music into a very classy little creature.
Nick Marcus
You may recognise the signature smile of our bright little friend, Woodstock, skilfully sculpted Nick Marcus.

Tamryn Kastern of Skaapie created a small flock of beautiful hand-made felt birds with beaded legs.

And what do our birds nibble on while they expectantly wait to be purchased? Why a bunch of bright hand-made felt apples by Skaapie!

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