These sit on my mantlepiece and although I must look at them every day it hadn't crossed my mind to put them on here until now.
I think they were made within a year of each other between the ages of 10 and 11.
As I recall, the owl money bank, made by starting with a coil pot, was my attempt to be different to the rest of the class who all made pigs. Quite what I was thinking when I gave it (him/her?) those bright orange beak-lips is anyone's guess. Perhaps to distract the poor thing from having a cork up its arse?!
The pensive bear wasn't originally intended to have that demeanour; he slumped when fired, and so would you. But I think he turned out better for it.