These pandas are the latest idea to come into my head. I made them a few weeks ago and just now got them out of the kiln so I don't even remember what was the biggest inspiration in making these guys.
|Panda Soap Holders|
Of course, I do love panda bears. They are pretty and fun to watch. They are also endangered so Zoo Atlanta and several other zoos have started a program to help keep them alive. Several pandas have been successfully born in captivity and Zoo Atlanta has given the first twin pandas ever born in captivity to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. You can read more about that here: http://www.11alive.com/news/panda-twins-sweet-send-off-from-zoo-atlanta/347182227.
Many years ago I did a little behind the scenes tour of the panda area of the zoo and was even able to feed the pandas a few cookies. As cute and cuddly as they look in pictures up close it's clear that they are large bears with large teeth and claws. Real pandas can hurt you, these soap holders, on the other hand, will simply hold your soap or sponge or whatever else you want to put in them.
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