Bank for Baby

As my belly keeps growing and these weeks keep drifting by (5 to go), I have been enjoying getting our little apartment ready for the baby.  I have had so many ideas of how I want to decorate and what kind of projects I want to do with our little space.  Some of those ideas have now spread to my studio.  How about an owl “piggy” bank for our little one?

My inspiration for this fun little piece came from a birthday card I received this year.  I am really in to owls…our “nursery” is a woodland owl theme.  I have sort of made it up myself, (as in nothing store bought like, bedding) so it is pretty unique.  I love when babies have their own little piggy banks.  It is a great reminder to be saving, saving, saving for this little one’s future!  (A daunting task for our tight budget!)  Anyways, I got started with this project in the studio and I am really excited about it!  I can’t wait to glaze it and put it on a shelf in our home.

This is the basic shape of the bank.  It stands about 10 inches tall; so a pretty good size.  The second image is a picture of the bottom of the bank.  The hole cut-out is the right size for a rubber or cork plug to keep the money in!  The back side of the bank has a slot cut out for the money to be dropped inside.

I then rolled out and cut clay for the owl details to attach to the bank body.  I was debating for a while whether or not to do it this way, but I am glad I did.

That’s the owl bank.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I think I need to start making these regularly.  I am thinking about how I want to glaze this little guy, until then, he is drying out and getting ready to be bisque fired.

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  • Sydney

    Arryn, I love this little guy! So cool! Are you going to hand paint it or how will you color him/her?ReplyCancel

    • I have not fully decided yet, but it will definitely be crystalline glazed. Maybe a few different crystalline glazes. I am going to keep some parts of it as raw clay too.ReplyCancel

  • Sydney

    Arryn, I love this little guy! So cool! Are you going to hand paint it or how will you color him/her?ReplyCancel

    • I have not fully decided yet, but it will definitely be crystalline glazed. Maybe a few different crystalline glazes. I am going to keep some parts of it as raw clay too.ReplyCancel

  • This is SO adorable! Your baby is going to be so blessed by his Mom’s awesome skills.ReplyCancel

  • This is SO adorable! Your baby is going to be so blessed by his Mom’s awesome skills.ReplyCancel

  • yes this is adorable. let the etsy sales begin!ReplyCancel

  • yes this is adorable. let the etsy sales begin!ReplyCancel

  • Kara Mancini

    Will you be selling these??? One would go beautifully in Judah’s nursery (also owl themed!!!)!ReplyCancel

  • Kara Mancini

    Will you be selling these??? One would go beautifully in Judah’s nursery (also owl themed!!!)!ReplyCancel

  • Arryn, it’s so cute! Do you think you could make one like it, but as a penguin?ReplyCancel

    • A Penguin is a good idea. I am sure I could figure that one out.ReplyCancel

      • Will you be super busy this summer or could I order one from you for Avery’s birthday (Sept 29th)?ReplyCancel

        • I will be too busy, but for September I could plan to do one by then. I will be back to taking commissions by then. Right now I am working out a price for them.ReplyCancel

          • okay I’ll touch base with you closer to September then 🙂

          • ok sounds good. If I have something done before then, I will be sure to let you know. 🙂

  • Arryn, it’s so cute! Do you think you could make one like it, but as a penguin?ReplyCancel

    • A Penguin is a good idea. I am sure I could figure that one out.ReplyCancel

      • Will you be super busy this summer or could I order one from you for Avery’s birthday (Sept 29th)?ReplyCancel

        • I will be too busy, but for September I could plan to do one by then. I will be back to taking commissions by then. Right now I am working out a price for them.ReplyCancel

          • okay I’ll touch base with you closer to September then 🙂

          • ok sounds good. If I have something done before then, I will be sure to let you know. 🙂

  • Aunt Michele

    This is absolutely adorable. I agree with your friend, Meghan….if you can make an owl, maybe a penguin and then maybe a …..the possibilities are endless with your talent!!ReplyCancel

    • Yes, I have been thinking of other ones I could do as well. I am planning to throw more in the studio today.ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    This is absolutely adorable. I agree with your friend, Meghan….if you can make an owl, maybe a penguin and then maybe a …..the possibilities are endless with your talent!!ReplyCancel

    • Yes, I have been thinking of other ones I could do as well. I am planning to throw more in the studio today.ReplyCancel

  • Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable “owly” bank! Can’t wait to see pictures of the nursery, complete with baby!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable “owly” bank! Can’t wait to see pictures of the nursery, complete with baby!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beans

    Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beans

    Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    A-DOR-able!! Love it and I think these could be big sellers.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    A-DOR-able!! Love it and I think these could be big sellers.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Piscadlo

    I love this so much!!!!! I really would like you to make me one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Piscadlo

    I love this so much!!!!! I really would like you to make me one!!!ReplyCancel

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