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Topic: Alcoholic Monsters: Absinthe and Midori  (Read 727 times)
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« on: May 03, 2011 11:42:56 PM »

I've already put up a couple of posts of some of the monsters I've made. (Here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364213.msg4276220#msg4276220 and here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354778.msg4148786#msg4148786)  Getting around time that I want to share a couple more with all of you, get some more feedback (not quite ready for bed yet  Wink ).

Almost all my monsters start as pinchpots; in fact, most of those pinchpots are really just me playing with the clay, trying to come up with an idea, and then getting surprised by what comes out.  Such is the case with Absinthe:



She was fired in September of '09, and probably glazed by the middle of October, in time for my ceramic studio's open house of the season.  All the coloring is done with a variety of underglazes, and finished off with a barely-there high fire clear.  (Our kiln goes to a Cone 5 High Fire.)



She's a little neurotic (and makes me a little neurotic, with those long, fragile-looking legs!) but I have to admit that she's probably my favorite monster yet.  (Just don't tell my other babies.)



Next up is Midori.  He's cute, but sometimes I feel like there should be something more to him. 



However, I think he's kind of just like a midori sour: sweet enough that just about everyone can stomach him, even the most squeamish.



Midori's dated July '09.  High summer in San Francisco ... which means cold, fog, and gloom.  (Maybe a little exaggeration there, but not by much.)  I think I was trying to call upon the heat of the savannah with my little lion booze-monster.



By the by, photos are all done by my fabulous friend Angela, when she was visiting me from Nashville.

Comments, compliments, criticism are all welcome.  I love making my monsters, but I'm starting to fear that they'll start taking over my apartment soon -- I've only shown you guys 7, I think, and that's maybe only half ... of the ones that are complete.  If I could ever bear to part with my babies, I might start trying to recreate them or just straight up sell them on Etsy, and would be curious to know if there would be any interest in that.  (In other words: am I good enough to make some spare cash off this hobby?)

Also, I need a name for the alcohol monster series.  In addition to Absinthe, Midori, Bourbon, Scotch and Jager, I've also got Tequila Shot, Kahlua, (Pinot) Grigio, Grapa, Vermouth and Gin (the Martini brothers), Ouzo, and Hennessey.  Name suggestions are totally welcome. 

Thank you for looking!  And reading my long-windedness.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011 05:22:43 PM »

Love your monsters and love their names.
The bright colours are fab and their expressions are just stellar.
I have no idea about what sells in pottery, but I do think these are very cool.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011 11:33:22 AM »

They're adorable! I play with clay as well and I think these guys would totally sell.

As for names, how about Hypnotic, the Four Horsemen (Jim, Jack, Johnny and Jose), Chardonnay or Patron?
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