Porkutort: Half porcupine, half tortoise abomination of terrible delightfulness. With a rather bulbous (don't tell her I said that) blown glass green body and head, hand sculpted glass legs, tail and porcupine quills, a dash of colored glass for her eyes and mouth and the traditional kritter black top hat... you might say she's the fanciest darn thing you've ever seen, unless you live a particularly fancy life, in which case maybe she's the second fanciest.
She comes with adoption papers, so you realize just how big a commitment purchasing a stationary piece of glass art is.
She's been featured in the Royal Botanical Garden's "Glass Under Glass" exhibit in Hamilton Ontario, which is kind of a big deal for someone who used to be liquid glass. She was also (along with the rest of my kritters) the subject of a television interview I did for "Hamilton Life" in November 2011.
Each Porkutort is fully handmade and unique, with a character and charm all her own. The pictures above are of the exact Porkutort for offered "for adoption" here.
Tail to Nose: 16.5cm (6.5")
Widest Point: 10cm (4")
Feet to Tallest Quill: 13.5cm (5.3")
Weight: Approx 1020g (2.25 lbs)
The pictures and measurements included here are of the specific piece for sale.