Wombat - Ceramic Wildlife Sculpture
Made from slipcast porcellaneous stoneware, high fired to 1290°C. It's features are then applied using onglaze slip.
Measures approximately 8cm long x 5cm high with a satin finish and will fit into the palm of an adult hand.
Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials, native to Australia, approximately 1 metre (40") in length, with short, stubby tails.
Wombats dig extensive burrow systems with rodent-like front teeth and powerful claws. One distinctive adaptation of wombats is their backwards pouch. The advantage of a backwards-facing pouch is that when digging, the wombat does not gather soil in its pouch over its young. Although mainly crepuscular and nocturnal, wombats also venture out to feed on cool or overcast days. They are not commonly seen, but leave ample evidence of their passage, treating fences as minor inconveniences to be gone through or under, and leaving distinctive cubic faeces.