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Tularosa
« on: January 21, 2010 11:26:17 AM »

Just out of the kiln, my new carved platter.



The eel design was inspired by an old woodblock print. I carved it into red cone 6 clay and glazed the plate with a transparent gray glaze. It's electric fired.

Comments? Critique?

To be honest, I don't quite like this piece. I think the clay is too dark. Or maybe it's the glaze that's too dark. Maybe they're both too dark! (My BFF does like it, though, so I'm going to give it to him.)
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010 11:43:37 AM »

Gasp!

It's so striking! & so beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010 11:45:06 AM »

That's amazing! It's so detailed! Beautiful  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010 11:52:11 AM »

OMG, that is so beautiful!! That would make a great conversation piece!! I love it!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010 12:31:29 PM »

I've never seen anything quite like this in clay. It looks like it's carved from wood. cool.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010 03:03:42 PM »

I very much like it, and would be very proud if I ever managed to make that! And I don't think it's too dark, the colors tie in nicely with the idea of the woodcut. Very nice! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010 03:14:50 PM »

Thanks, all!  Smiley I appreciate the positive feedback. I guess when I pulled it out of the kiln, it was a case of expectations not matching outcome...but thanks for the positivity!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010 05:21:24 PM »

I never would have said clay either. I thought you madr it out of copper and stone until i read the description. It's very beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010 06:04:38 PM »

Oh wow, this is stunning. I agree with everyone else, it doesn't look like clay at all. I think it's really great, very unique and is about as beautiful as an eel can get Wink

Again, stunning!
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010 12:43:48 PM »

Thanks again! I'm glad to see some eel love flying around.  Cheesy

"is about as beautiful as an eel can get" cracks me up, by the way!  Grin
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