introducing......"TOM" #1...my very first wild turkey
gobble gobble gobble!
****update****Tom ran off with Priscilla (a lovely wall-hen)
to a commune in Chapel Hill, NC....one of the coolest roosts around.Thanks to the Uyesato acquisition committee for
adding even more love to their eclectic brood.
Before he flew the coop, he posed with the
QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE. They have had a special bond.
*** update 5-28-17 The QUEEN is now part of the Hickory Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Thank you, Billy Lackey!
Check out these very special "rooster mommas"!
The "children" come and go..so email if interested.
Look for us in OUR STATE MAGAZINE.. MARCH 2014
If you are in GAMECOCK TERRITORY,
some of my "fowl" sculptures are available at
Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallery
3105 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina
803.251.3001 Tues - Fri 11am - 6pm Sat 10am - 6pm
Huge thanks to Ms. Donna for believing in me and
giving me support over many years.
Back by popular demand , new botanical turtles
and gorgeous platters. $125- $325
email me if interested in any sculptures on this page.
The POULTRY magazine nov/dec 2012
Guinea, guinea some lovin',... everyday!
Introducing "Daniel", "Genene" and their good friend
and super hero ..."Spiderman"
Daniel and Genene went to live with their new
mom and dad in Chapel Hill ,NC .
Huge thanks to the "real" Daniel and Genene for
commissioning these birds AND giving
CeeLo and Blake a wonderful, loving home.
I am fortunate to have the support of these art patrons.
REO Speedwagon, Mother's Finest
& "Wild Child" all have great homes.
ACTUALLY, "REO & Mother's Finest" ,along with new babe
"Little Richard" are on display at the MINT RANDOLPH in Charlotte, NC ..Their roost is in the lobby for all to enjoy!
"Spiderman" has been adopted by
Kitty Taylor of Lexington, Ky. Huge thanks to Kitty, and to Nancy Shuford for letting Spiderman hitch a ride on a horse trailor from Hickory NC to Lexington KY.
Reports are he loves his new roost...
WGHP FOX 8 NEWS TV'S
SPECIAL thanks to David Weatherly..
it was a fun shoot.
I HAVE BEEN MAKING SINCE 1998.
for giving my
a happy home
on top of her
great music so
his new roost is
in the world
Edwin now has
a mate for life...
a lovely peahen
for making it happen.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK / June 2014
"TULL...JETRHO TULL", the fabulous and colorful polish roo, lives on lake norman..in the denver area..
with the incomparable Leslie and Joe Chandler.
They have hung in there with me thru life's trials and tribulations, waiting patiently for their boy..
A FINE roost , indeed!...I am most grateful!
and ..introducing... "THE POLE SITTER"..my new guinea,
part of the "COMIC RELIEF" exhibition
in Concord, NC thru the Cabarrus Arts Council.
plus a great article (page 22)
and pic of my brood (page 46)
Thanks to all who have supported us.
***UPDATE*** "The POLE SITTER" has been purchased
by the Hickory Museum of Art Guild and now on display in the exhibition "WOMAN MADE" thru April 23,2017.
Always great to see my cosmic brother, Darrell Scott!
"It's a great day to be alive, I know the sun's still shining
when i close my eyes."
HEY...ZAC BROWN BAND on tour 2017
featuring DARRELL SCOTT..catch the LOVE!
Susan travelled from Alabama to pick up her boy, "THE JUDGE".
Now that is one happy chick..and so is Claudia from NC,(below)
She is beaming with joy as we prepare "MR. DOODLE-DO"
for his roadtrip home
to his new roost.
In this pic , Ms. Sarah drove up from Atlanta to pick up her "Sweet Peeps",They fell in love immediately..
Thanks to all for giving my "children" a great home
and allowing me to pay the bills..Lots of love going on!
This lovely polish chicken brood is a commission for
a new client in the DC area..Thank you!
We have the roo, "Fairfield", the hen "Mimi", and chick "Minnie".
Botanical platters..the complete design is
created from various plant material..
THE BEAR platter is for Darrell Scott,
in celebration of his new album "10".
Songs by Ben Bullington
"KING OF THE WORLD" 2014
He is high and mighty, with split "devil" comb to boot!
New commission from Kimberly George. Thanks for adding him to your fabulous brood!
HOT out of the kiln for 2016..
"TRUMP & MELANIA"
"Pageant Material" (inspired by the video and book by Ernest Goh). The chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia are pure inspiration!
The Hickory Museum of Art Guild just voted "YES" to acquire "Pageant Material" for their permanent collection. I am most grateful.
MAY 2016..."MR. UNIVERSE 2016"..
Chicken "Beauty Pageant" WINNER!
"Mr. Universe" is the 2nd sculpture inspired by the photography and videography by Singaporean Artist Ernest Goh.
Ernest commissioned a beautiful polish hen bust I just fired.
We decided that "JOY" is the perfect name for a lovely hen who will bring great joy to the world..
As an added bonus, I engraved one of Trump's "inspiring" quotes.
Sometimes, an artist has to "exorcise" the negative energy out of their mind, body and soul..and create something beautiful in it's place..it helps!
Family Portrait 2017
Mother Earth is available on ETSY
Here are a few pics of the creation process.
3 new busts with woodash glazes....they are shippable
if interested in adopting..sept 2016
presenting YOUNG STUFF, JUNO, & FAT CAT.
Update on the "Family Patriarch"..
I had created him in 2015, but his glaze job just did'nt pop.
He got a Father's day makeover in 2016 that he loves.
Cindy & Tom Lundy also loved him and they
added him to their collection. Happy Birthday, Cindy!
Thank you both for over 20 years of support!
Juno is a very handsome boy available on Etsy.
I created him summer 2016 in celebration of NASA's
spacecraft reaching Jupiter's orbit. He is glazed in a cosmic, cobalt blue woodash glaze. Great red comb and wattles compliment his adventurous smile! I just saw some great photos/ videos posted on the spacecraft Juno's 6th orbit around Jupiter May 19, 2017.
Great News 9-7-2017. During this summer, i took a break from sculpture and have been throwing pots on the wheel and firing some fabulous woodash glazes among others.
Hickory Museum of Art will be selling my latest functional wares on a daily basis starting this Saturday sept 9th.
HMA and the SALT BLOCK will be celebrating the AutoLawn event , Johnathan Brilliant in town to take down his exhibition, and we will be celebrating the debut of my wares now available exclusively thru HMA's gift shop.
Hope to see you at the event from 10am-2pm.
Peace and Love, Tammy Leigh