Koala - Ceramic Wildlife Sculpture
Made from slipcast porcellaneous stoneware, high fired to 1290°C. It's features are then applied using onglaze slip.
Measures approximately 9cm long x 5cm high with a gloss finish and will fit into the palm of an adult hand.
The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is easily recognisable by its stout, tailless body; round, fluffy ears; and large, spoon-shaped nose. Because of the koala's resemblance to a bear, it was often miscalled the koala bear, particularly by early settlers. Other names like monkey bear, native bear, and tree-bear have also been used.
The koala is the only member of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats. Eucalypt leaves make up most of their diet.