In the summer of 2009 I experimented in creating small birds formed by joining together two pinch pots to make an egg shape and then 'pulling out' the shape of tail and beak. My first attempt can be seen in the left of the photo below.
On the second bird, I refined (and improved) the shape, and since then have made (and sold) a lot of these birds in various sizes.
Birds (~10cm & 6cm tall)
As these birds are hand made each one is slightly different, but all are highly tactile, asking to be picked up and caressed.