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« on: November 07, 2010 04:31:54 PM »

Some months back, I shared a couple of the monster creations I've made in the Ceramics class I've been taking for almost five years now. (That post is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354778.0.)  Figured it was about time to share a couple more -- it's a lazy Sunday, and I'm trying to avoid cleaning the apartment.  Wink

As I mentioned in my previous post, all my work is hand-built.  Bisqued, glazed, and then fired in the studio's electric kiln to a cone 5 high fire.

Please let me know what you think.  The three pictured today are the first three in my "Alcoholic" series (someday I'll come up with a better name for it).

First up, Scotch:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825118349/in/set-72157624450371953/


Scotch started off as a couple of pinch pots, and was originally intended to be a planter.  I still haven't planted anything in him, but sometimes I'll store coughdrops or other small hard candy things in him.  He was bisqued in February 2009.  My favorite part of making him was the fur -- took a while with a dental tool to get it looking just right, but very mesmerizingly soothing.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825118151/in/set-72157624450371953/


Why the name Scotch?  Really no idea, he just wanted to be named that.

Next is Bourbon. It's not his fault that he's my least favorite: I didn't expect the colors in the glazing to come out quite the way they did.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825124649/


I think he's so sad because he knows I don't love him as much as the others.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825124801/


Bourbon was built and bisqued in March 2009.  Once I'd settled on the name, I realized I'd be on a streak of naming my monsters after alcoholic beverages.  Sort of an homage to my best friend, perhaps.  Or maybe I just really needed a drink.

Finally (for today) we have Jager (as in Jagermeister):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/4825731810/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/eapa/5155838279/


Built and fired in June '09.  The glaze for his main body was new to our studio at the time: Temmoku.  I kind of like it in this application.

That's it for today -- thanks for your patience, and for helping me kill some time when I should be cleaning.  Please do let me know what you think, and maybe I'll get around to posting more of my monsters before the end of the year.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010 05:02:33 PM »

 Shocked these are seriously awesome!!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010 10:31:16 AM »

so cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011 04:56:29 AM »

They're all just fab.
Loved the blue Dragon, but I have to admit that I think Scotch is my favourite. He'd definitely look great sitting my desk looking after my candy for me.

Great work.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011 08:41:40 AM »

Cute work, I agree Scotch is my favorite too! Looks like a highland cow : )
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011 09:21:42 PM »

Thank you, everyone! Smiley I'm seriously thinking of trying to re-create Scotch and having a pair (or a herd!) of him scattered around my apartment. Or maybe to try to sell on Etsy or something. (If I ever get around to actually having a store.)
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011 03:43:30 AM »

cute! I like the idea of having a herd would be really sweet if they were all different sizes as well like a little family.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011 12:57:40 PM »

The first one is really cute, the 2nd one im not a big fan of and the 3rd one if kinda weird, but in a good way lol
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