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Tularosa
« on: January 26, 2010 09:08:09 PM »

I've been working on making retablo-type clay carvings from traditional images that you often see used in tattoos. This was my first attempt at a rose:



It's kinda wonky; Roses are hard!  Undecided It was actually the second time I've ever drawn a rose (the first time was when I sketched the image from a website of old-school tats). It's red clay, carved (not very deep), underglazed, then glazed and high fired in an electric kiln. I'd guess it's about 5x7 inches--?

Comments? Suggestions?  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 08:19:23 AM »

Clay is hard to get really good.  Your rose is beautiful.  I'd say you did a fabulous job on this.  Give yourself a pat on the back.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010 10:16:15 AM »

Thanks, pinokeeo.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010 09:57:22 AM »

I've never heard of the word "retablo"...I'll have to look it up!

In any case your rose is great! Personally I like clay things that have a rough-hewn look to them. Are you going to install that tile anywhere?
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Tularosa
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010 05:47:28 PM »

Hi, Hippie9! Thanks for your comment! For now, it's just kinda sitting around. I wasn't thinking about installing it anywhere when I made it, I was just playing around with some clay... Smiley
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