Polymer Clay can take on a completely different look and finish if you use paint. Then once painted, the artist/maker can apply high gloss varnish. This birds nest looks like a top quality china porcelain model.
Be Creative Mary Pottery - beautiful birds made from clay slab
SALE clay bird sculpture turquoise orange by ecorock on Etsy
clay bird red if it were a bit finer, wouldn't it make a lovely, small perfume bottle that fits in a purse?