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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008 12:10:29 AM »

Oh my goodness, thank you so much! Your thoughtful comment made me step a little lighter today...
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008 05:47:53 AM »

 Grin oh1!! it is so cute!!!! seems ancient artists.
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2008 11:08:28 AM »

You know, I never thought of it in that light, but you're right, in an abstract-sort-of-way it IS ancient! The coiling and pinch-pot methods I used have been around for eons, so thanks for your wisdom in looking at my work in that way! Wink
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2008 09:33:45 AM »

Okie dokie, Pokie, here's the pics I promised. This is the type of work I'd like to do more of, but I need to learn the firing process so I can do it at home.

[img width=500 height=375]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/minipots-1.jpg


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[img width=500 height=323]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/minipots-3.jpg

I love how the fire licked the surface and left its mark. Even though they're not glazed I'm amazed at the shine they retained from the burnishing process.

Oops! Modified to add that these are slab pots, formed by using a slab of clay and 'manipulated' into shape. This was a required project made in the same ceramics class I did the butterfly pot.

Those are beautiful. I'd like to get into that too.
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2008 12:19:01 PM »

Thank you, DancinInTheDark! You really should give it a go!
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2008 12:45:16 PM »

dawt, I just came across this old post. LOVELY pots!

As for the smaller pots - I'm pretty sure you did raku Wink. Or something that resembles that process anyway.

You can fire in a home made raku kiln (or a pit or whatever) but your work still needs to be bisque fired first in a kiln, otherwise it won't be able to handle the thermal shock of open fire.

If you have access to a kiln that you can bisque your work to, then you can fire at home with the same method. Look up pit-firing or sagar firing and you'll get oodles of ideas!

Happy pinching Wink.
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« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2008 10:13:51 PM »

Thank you, OhHappyDay, I appreciate the compliments AND especially the information! It's a good thing I haven't tried it yet, it would have been a disaster. I couldn't recall if my little pots were bisque fired before putting them in the flame or not, thanks for the brain nudge!
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009 05:18:48 PM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2009 02:05:50 PM »

OH--MY--GOSH!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I am sitting here, stunned! I'm actually crying as I write this and can hardly believe such a fine thing has happened to ME! That you thought my work worthy of such an honor has made me all giddy-like, runnin' around the house and jumpin' up and down like a little girl! My daughters probably think I've finally gone over the edge. Actually, they're the ones who introduced me to Craftster, so if it weren't for their encouragement I never would have posted my work. Thank you, Titancia and Guineababy, for being such awesome daughters!

My father was the one who first introduced me to the magic of clay and I sure wish he could see this, he AND my mother would be as tickled as I am about it.

Thanks, you guys, I truly am honored. This was the shot in the arm my delicate self-esteem needed.

WAAAAAAA-HOOOOOOOOO!

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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2009 11:43:46 PM »

Congratulations Dawt.  You deserve it.  You've made stunning pottery pieces.  They are lovely.  Hope you can make more.
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