My mom made this ceramic turkey in 1971. She took a ceramics class when my sisters and I were little, mainly as an excuse to get out of the house one evening a week. She made quite a few family heirlooms, and lately she's been dividing them up among her daughters, although now that I think about, I seem to have inherited the three main ones: an Easter bunny (which I don't have a photo of--edited, now I do! See it here), a Christmas tree, and this turkey. Hmm, I wonder if my sisters realize I have all three?