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Eapa
« on: July 24, 2010 08:32:43 PM »

This will be my very first "finished object" post on Craftster.  I've been trolling around on here for years, and finally decided to do a little showing off of my own.  (Inspired by going through the pictures my friend Angela took of my creations some months back.)

I've been attending "Clay and Wine" classes at my local Jewish Community Center for over four years now, and after an initial two sessions making truly ugly bowls and such, eventually I found my "creative" spark and started making things that were interesting.  My teacher and longest-term classmate (who by now are also my friends, we've all been in the class together for almost my entire run of it)  both tell me they really like my work ... but I kind of want The Opinion of Strangers to also chime in.

I don't do any throwing -- all my work is hand built.  Most of my monsters start out as pinch pots, actually.  Our ceramic studio has a cone 5 high fire electric kiln (I'm pretty sure).

Just a couple monsters to start off, so I don't underoverwhelm you all at once.  Please let me know what you think, if you want to see more, if they're horrible, etc.  Thank you in advance for looking, too!

Duckie was bisque fired in October '08.  Black underglaze washed away to fill out the shadows, fired at Cone 5, and then painted with a cobalt blue acrylic. He sleeps a lot, but since his main job is to guard my house phone, I'm okay with that.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825740844/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825130417/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825740544/


Cthulian isn't dated, but I think he was bisqued sometime early-to-mid 2009. He started as a terrible pinch pot that I was going to scrap, but decided to play with since the smooshed pot vaguely resembled an octopus's body.  The name of the glaze escapes me at the moment, unfortunately. Tongue He's hanging in the threshold between my entry way and the kitchen of my wee studio apartment.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010 08:48:03 PM »

the octopus has a great shape.  for my tastes he could use more texture (i think i am wishing for those little circle things that they use to stick to stuff.  but for all i know, you left them out on purpose, to make him more slimy - or graceful).

the dragon is amazing and perfect.  i love his textures and his face.
(i'm not even that big on dragons, i mean they are ok ...  but this one is really something else again!!)
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010 09:17:10 PM »

wisted!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010 09:31:07 PM »

your dragon is sooo gorgeous!!!
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kimbleshi
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010 03:29:32 AM »

I think they're both beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010 12:56:13 AM »

im just soo in love with your dragon!
hes gorgeous. i love that mottled blue glaze too.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010 11:10:45 AM »

Firstly...you're amazingly talented  Shocked ...and secondly I love them both and wouldn't change either of them. Cheesy
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Eapa
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010 07:50:07 PM »

Thank you, everyone! Smiley  The dragon especially will be most pleased with the praise (he is, like most dragons, incredibly vain).

nataluna, for the octopus I hadn't actually thought about those tentacle sucker thingies until he was already bisqued -- since the whole thing was kind of an accidental project, I just went with the flow.  I'll have to try putting sucker circles on a future incarnation.

And PlumCrafty, that kind of flattery is gonna get you far with me.   Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011 11:03:38 AM »

nice glaze
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Ashling
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011 08:21:27 AM »

You did a great job on the dragon.  I especially like all the detail you put into his face.
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