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« on: January 15, 2007 08:45:55 AM »

I had a ceramics class last semester at my university, and our last project was to make a platter based on a piece of art. 

One of my favorite pieces ever is 'Behind the Great Wave at Kanagawa', an 18th century woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai. 


This is a copy of the original.  I believe the colors are slightly more muted in the real thing.


Here's the front of mine.


And a closer view.


And the back. 

For those of you that know and care about ceramics, it was made with terra cotta, and all of the coloring is slip painting with M1 clear over top. 

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007 09:23:09 AM »

This is AMAZING.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007 09:27:31 AM »

Altair - that's incredibly beautiful!

Hokusai is probably my all-time favourite artists - and that image probably my favourite out of all of his work. Should I ever get a tattoo, that's the image I want...
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007 10:12:43 AM »

Wow... This is gorgeous!  One of my favorite pieces of art and using my favorite medium.  It's a gorgeous platter, I can't believe you got all that color from slip.  Well done, well done.  The shape of the platter really compliments the design as well.

P.S. Where did you take your ceramic class?
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007 11:54:38 AM »

VERY impressive!
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007 12:37:25 PM »

so gorgeous. this image has been in the collective unconscious of craftster recently, and i love all the different interpretations of it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007 12:59:04 PM »

That's beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007 01:50:02 PM »

Thanks so much, everyone! 

speedingpullet- Hokusai is a favorite of mine as well, I've got a bunch of his prints hung up in my room.  This has to be my favorite piece of his though.

j_rabbette-  I took the ceramics class (Ceramics for Non-Majors, yet) at Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti.  The facility is kind of small, but the teacher was great.  I worked with stoneware before this, and let me just say, the colors you can get out of terra cotta glazes and slips blew my mind. 

Thanks again for all the wonderful compliments.  You guys make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007 09:46:57 PM »

oh, that's beautiful!  I like how the shape mimics the wave.  very cool.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2007 11:36:27 PM »

wow, this is absolutely stunning! i love it.... you did an amazing job. just a few days a go i started making my bf a painting from this print, mine isnt half as good as yours. i love it, good work Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007 03:06:22 AM »

This looks so cool. The likeness is really good too. Grin I just wanted to ask about working with terracotta. I'm not an art student but my fingers itch to buy all these stuff I find at the stationery/art shop, and I found a packet of terracotta clay the other day... (and the instructions/description were in Korean, I might add. Tongue )

Is there a site where I can learn the basics? I just wonder about ... do you wet the clay, is it fired to harden it, how do you add colour, etc. Smiley Thanks a lot!
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2007 07:23:38 PM »

that's so freaking cool. it looks like something you'd by in a little art boutique.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007 09:29:27 AM »

So cool! I love this painting. I actually have a print of it in my house. I love that you did it on ceramic.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007 11:34:22 PM »

SCHWEEEEEEEET. i love.
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2007 04:53:33 AM »

wow... i could never make anything like that..!!!that is GORGEOUS! i love the image you used its one of my favorites  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2011 12:30:49 PM »

How cool! Very well done!
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011 01:19:56 PM »

This is one of my most favorite things I have ever seen on this site in nearly 6 years! AMAZING!
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012 09:02:09 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2012 03:03:15 AM »

Great work, I really like how the curve of the wave is reflected in the curve of the plate!
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Beautiful job! 
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