Tiger Quoll - Ceramic Wildlife Sculpture
Made from slipcast porcellaneous stoneware, high fired to 1290°C. It's features are then applied using onglaze slip with wax resist used to describe the spots.
Measures approximately 8cm long x 4cm high with a gloss finish and will fit into the palm of an adult hand.
The tiger quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), also known as the spotted-tail quoll, spotted quoll, spotted-tailed dasyure or (erroneously) the tiger cat, is a carnivorous marsupial. It is mainland Australia's largest and the world's longest (the biggest is the Tasmanian devil) living carnivorous marsupial, the largest quoll, and is considered an apex predator.
Tiger quolls can climb high into trees and make nocturnal hunts for possums and birds. Prey items eaten by quolls include insects, crayfish, lizards, snakes, birds, domestic poultry, small mammals, platypus, rabbits, arboreal possums, pademelons, small wallabies, and wombats. They may scavenge larger prey such as kangaroos, feral pigs, cattle, and dingoes, however the tiger quoll does not scavenge as much as the Tasmanian devil.