Blue Chun Carved Raindrop Birdhouse
by Phyllis Seidner
Welcome your feathered friends in handcrafted style. An enchanting raindrop shape, curving tendril loop for hanging and delicate carved ornamentation make these birdhouses almost fairy-like.
Crafted in the WheatonArts pottery studio, each is unique – this one measures 8″ tall with a 3.5″ base diameter. Birdhouses have drainage holes in the base and are signed by the artist and include her signature “fuzzy bunny slippers” stamp.
Phyllis grew up in South Jersey and still lives locally with her husband. She studied pottery at the Clay College of Rowan College South Jersey and, after taking some classes with Terry Plasket, began working at WheatonArts. Phyllis has been an Associate Potter since 2006 and worked briefly in 2022 as Resident Assistant. She became the Craft Studio Manager in June 2022 and continues to teach pottery workshops at WheatonArts.
Known for her face jugs, carving, and cut work, she makes functional and decorative work using stoneware, porcelain, and local clays, which are then high-fired in one of three kilns-reduction, salt, and wood kilns-at WheatonArts. Her work is for sale at area craft shows and in the WheatonArts Museum Stores. Her work has been exhibited in many juried shows and sales, both locally and nationally, and she often donates her work to causes she supports.
You can keep up to date on her work on her Facebook (Phyllis Seidner Pottery) and Instagram (@phyllisseidnerpottery) pages.