🎉 Have a Ducky New Year 🎉

It is with enormous pride that Drake and Sol announce the arrival of their son, Trueno!

Although it took the ceramic egg 2 years to hatch, Drake used the time to finish Chocolatier College.

Now, Sol looks on with pride at the new Chocolate Shop that Drake has built.

Of Course, Drake had some help from his son, Trueno!

Lluvia is in love with her brother! Here is the official photo of them, for the family album!

Lluvia & Trueno pose in front of Atom Flowers by Marina Kanavaki. The sun has added Atom Light!

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Ceramic Ducks Family © Belén Soto – Arcilla y Fuego

I can never thank  Belén enough for the joy she has brought me with our Duck family!

Original artworks © Marina Kanavaki

Thank you for the gift of happiness your art brings me, Marina!

To PBH, RR, the AGMs, Boogapony, Art Director R. Budd, Tim – keeper of the magic trees & Hyperion – Thank you for inspiring my insane creativity.


💫Arcilla y Fuego Stars Gala💫

Good evening! Sol & Drake here. We are your hosts, for the Arcilla y Fuego Stars Gala.

This Gala honours the Students of Belén Soto and their creations. So, without further adieu, let us present to you:

Paloma has lovingly created – Bathtub – The sense of humour found in this sweet piece is definitely an extension of the teacher, our mom in Spain.

This beautifully classic expression of Stone Dreams is the inspiration of the talented Iris. She must be part duck.

Fran has executed this very unique work of ceramic aptly titled Sucking Octopus. This artist definitely has their own special take! Of course, as ducks, we don’t find any Octopus in our lake.

Arm is a classic, realistic approach and is realized by Andrea. We especially love the texture achieved on this ceramic. It makes us think of feathers.

Vicky has given us much joy with this whimsical Chinese Dragon. The colours are uplifting, and just look at that adorable face! Of course, Lluvia is cuter.

Plates for Hors d’oeuvres is not only practical, but beautiful! We would be delighted to serve Hors d’oeuvres, or chocolates, on these plates that Francesca has crafted.

Of course Drake and I would have loved for Lluvia to be here with us tonight. However, she is still a very young duck. As we all know, ceramic ducks age very slowly.

Hehehe! Hey mom, letting you know all is well here in Toronto. I will be graduating from Chocolatier College before Christmas. Resa will post pics!

Ceramics Photos © Belén Soto

Drake, Sol & Lluvia © Belén Soto

Photos of Drake, Sol, Lluvia & Jeep © Resa

Jeep here, and I am totally exhausted from guiding Resa in making this post. Some of the ceramics were reblogs on Qe, some were on GLAM & one is new. Mostly, it’s those darn ducks tuckering me out!

I’ve waited years to catch them making a move, but they are very clever. They must only fly when I’m sleeping. Resa says if you click on the pic, you will go to Belén’s blog, where you can find all of these posts, and many more wonderful ceramics.

Joy & Peace to All – from: Drake, Sol, Lluvia & Resa

When Drake arrived from Belén Soto‘s in Vigo, Spain, to live with me, he was a punk duck, all cocky and figured he was going to make a successful  career as a chocolatier.

Then a very pretty young duck, her name is Sol, won a duck mating challenge. She bravely flew to Toronto, with her egg, against all weather odds.

Sol & her egg arrived in time for Christmas, or as ducks know it, Duckmas!

It was love at first sight for both Drake & Sol. Drake borrowed the money for the engagement ring, from me. Sol accepted his proposal, and they chose a June wedding date.

It was a lush wedding. Sol was the most beautiful bride, ever! I designed her gown. Now, I’ve designed some gorgeous gowns, but this is my piece de resistance.

Although Lluvia had not hatched, she was the Flower Girl

However, Lluvia hatched shortly after, and the young duck family celebrated their first Duckmas together. It was here they announced a new egg, a boy egg.

The family still watches over the boy egg. As we all know, it can take days, weeks or years for a ceramic egg to hatch.

We also wish everyone a 💥 Very Happy New Year 💥 where you reach for the stars and find some.

Photo of Paige in Mystic Lake © Stephanie Tudin

Sol wants all to know that the Art Gown Mystic Lake © Resa McConaghy – was dedicated to her mom, Belén Soto.

Ceramic Ducks © Belén Soto

The story of Drake & Sol © Belén Soto & Resa

Duck outfits and staging by: Resa



This fabulous artist has been guided by the most amazing teacher. Belén you and your students are the best!

Arcilla y fuego

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Iniciándose en el apasionante mundo de la cerámica.

Belén Soto

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