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« on: January 02, 2010 12:24:26 AM »

Some of the things I made for Christmas--


Calavera ornaments! I used these as gift tags as I carved each person's name into the back. (These are bisque fired, painted with acrylic paints, and sealed.)

The actual gifts:

Heart bowls (one each of this type) for friends and family.

A bronchii bowl for my mother. (She's a respiratory therapist.) She also got a heart bowl.

Snake plates for my brother.

These are all made of cone 6 red clay, carved (by me!), enhanced with iron oxide, and high fired.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010 07:02:35 AM »

very nice, tho I think that the snakes look very plain when compared to the ones above. It would be cool if you could give them a little more detail with adding scales and eyes.

 A wonderful idea for your family tho Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010 08:00:24 AM »

i really like the ornament!  i would love some of those on my tree

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 06:51:35 PM »

I think your work is beautiful, and I'm sure your family appreciated it very much.  Nice job.


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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010 10:43:49 PM »

Hey all, thanks for the feedback. Smiley I'm kind of a newbie to the pottery forum; this is my first post!

I do agree that the snakes are a bit plain, but it was intentional. I want for them to be used so I purposefully kept them very simple, thinking that adding detail would detract from functionality--if that makes any sense!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010 09:27:27 PM »

i love the simplicity of the snake plates particularly the repetative pattern created by the snakes body in the first photo.

love the idea of ceramic gift tags too.

« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010 11:17:03 PM »

love the idea of ceramic gift tags too.

They're the gift that keeps on giving!  Smiley

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