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Ashling
« on: March 19, 2009 07:48:32 AM »

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. 
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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.

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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!
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009 08:19:06 AM »

these are adorable
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009 08:22:21 AM »

Thank you! 
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009 09:25:21 AM »

I LOVE the eggs - especially with that little dragon snout poking through.  How big are they?
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009 09:49:52 AM »

The eggs are just shy of 2 inches tall, and the mom is 9 inches across.
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esarina
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009 01:47:58 PM »

Adorable! I especially like the one peering out in the room.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009 07:07:12 PM »

These are great, they remind me of gargoyles. The hatching eggs are really cute.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009 06:51:18 AM »

Excellent work.  I love them all.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009 07:15:19 AM »

Thank you.  I'm proud of them, I think they came out well.
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