I made these a few years ago in my college art classes.
This was originally lowfired with a crackle glaze, but I didn't like the outcome, so I reglazed it with a shiny green called "dragonfly." I like the not quite shiny, not quite grainy finish.
The next one was inspired by those ceramic cats that look down off the edge off a shelf. It's raku fired with just the dragonfly glaze I used on the last one.
This image isn't that great, but it shows how far it goes below the ledge.
This one is fired with a glaze called "copper sand." The spiked ball on the tail is a seperate piece, I knew it would break off in the firing anyway, so I figured I should decide where to seperate it, rather than leaving it to random chance.
back. This shows the color best.
detail on eggs
tail end by itself
Finally, this was supposed to be a fountain, but I liked the copper raku glaze so much I used it anyway. Now it's holding dried roses.
Hope you like them!