Kitty Box

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At just 1 1/2" cubed, this little clay box is the embodiment of miniature sculpture.  Donna McCavitt hand-builds each one out of red clay - no two are ever exactly alike.  She uses the sgraffito technique where a colour is painted onto slightly damp clay.  A design is then carved through the paint, exposing the terra cotta clay colour below.  Mistakes must be turned into "design opportunities' as once the carving starts, there is no turning back!  Donna creates the tiny kitty on the box lid one at a time, molding it from a ball of clay.  She uses a thin paint brush to glaze the kitty, including a tiny pink nose and a kitty smile.

This box can be a tiny art piece to brighten your day, a gift for the cat-lover, or to use as extraordinary packaging for the gift of jewellery  Always hand-signed by Donna on the bottom. As each box is individually made, exact details may vary slightly. Note that the Kitty boxes we stock do not have the small ball on the lid.