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Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002

Tom The Tawny Owl face pot produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 2002. The tawny owl is commonly found in woodlands across Europe to western Siberia, and has seven recognized subspecies. It is a stocky, medium-sized owl, whose underparts are pale with dark streaks, and whose upper body may be either brown or grey. The tawny owl typically makes its nest in a tree hole where it can protect its eggs and young against potential predators. It is non-migratory and highly territorial: as a result, when young birds grow up and leave the parental nest, if they cannot find a vacant territory to claim as their own, they will often starve. The tawny owl is a nocturnal bird of prey. It is able to hunt successfully at night because of its vision and hearing adaptations and its ability to fly silently. It usually hunts by dropping suddenly from a perch and seizing its prey, which it swallows whole. Tom's face pot quote, "Hooo goes there?", is the question he asks himself as he searches for his next meal.

Maker:

Kevin Francis Face Pots

England

circa 2002

Model #:

Derivative

face pot

Size:

small

Height:

2 1/2"

Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
Tom The Tawny Owl face pot - Kevin Francis circa 2002
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