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« on: October 14, 2010 04:44:40 PM »

I'm taking a ceramics class this semester.  For our second project, we had to make a funerary urn or reliquary box with a lid and plinth.  Originally, my urn was going to be kind of like a canopic jar.  I was doodling different ideas for the lid and it ended up looking kind of like an owl.  I decided to go with it and made the whole dang thing into an owl.  I sculpted 3 feather shapes from polymer clay and made mold from them.  I used the molds to make roughly a bajillion feathers that I stuck on the coil-built form.

The picture kinda sucks.  Oh, well.


I'll take more pictures one it is bisqued.  Not sure how I'm going to glaze it.  Once it is done, though, I'm totally going to use it as a cookie jar, seeing as I don't plan on dying anytime soon.

Oh, there is a plinth that sort of goes with it, but it is trapped in the kiln room.  I'll take pictures once I get it back.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010 05:10:47 PM »

beautiful! I hope you share photos once it's completed!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010 05:24:10 PM »

it looks brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010 06:06:56 PM »

I *Love* it!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010 09:56:51 PM »

damn! those feathers do look awesome though! (i cant believe you molded every single one of them!....you have more patience than i do Wink )

would love to see him when finished Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010 06:33:43 AM »

wow, thanks guys!  I'm pretty happy with it considering that I don't have much experience with clay that isn't of the polymer variety. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010 07:50:39 AM »

Very cool!  Can't wait to see it after glazing!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010 11:02:50 PM »

I saw this as a thumbnail and immediately thought of the book The Ghost Next Door and the quest for the owl "with love in its eyes". I read that book when I was 8... some 25 years ago... and I STILL think about it. Smiley I'm crazy, ignore me.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful owl and  thanks also for the trip down memory lane. Please share a pic of it when fired and finished. I LOVE it as it is!

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010 09:09:52 AM »

very nice!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010 06:05:53 PM »

looks awesome! those feathers must have taken forever!
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