Image of a group of exotic ceramic birds made be Karl Erns, these have been altered by pouring molten pewter into the hollow parrots and budgies


When you think about the types of birds you’d expect to encounter in London, a stumpy-legged grey pigeon or an increasingly rare sighting of a cockney sparrow are most likely to come to mind. However, when I wake up each morning, it’s to the noisy chatter of a flock of vibrant green parakeets – thought to be early escape artists from London Zoo. To me, there is something really pleasing about these exotic creatures becoming part of my everyday.


Material   Porcelain, Pewter
Dimensions   18 x 10 x 8cm
Year   2019
Location   Public Collection V&A UK
A few available