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« on: September 06, 2011 03:00:48 PM »

Mr Potts is a ceramic owl I created last month in my pottery class.  I've been taking lessons now for nearly 2 years but only once a week during the summer months---wish it were every day.  I love creating with clay & find it the most satisfying medium I've ever worked with.

I began by forming the body around a wad of newspaper using 2 slabs of clay.  When it was leather hard, I carved in the details and added the eyes, beak, wings, feet & tree branch made from separate pieces of clay.  After the first firing, I painted him with various colored glazes.  I refired him, coated him entirely with a bronze glaze & fired him a third time.  I'm very happy with the finished piece which stands about 9" tall.  

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011 03:55:06 PM »

This is beautiful!  I love it!

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011 03:59:35 PM »

AWWWW.....HE'S SO CUTE AND SHINY!!!!! If he had cheeks, I would pinch them.

As you can see, I LOVE owls. Cheesy He has a very clever name, too. This totally inspires me to make a beaded owl!!!! I'd try pottery, but as you can tell from my challenge entry, I'm currently hooked on beads. Plus, this little guy is definitely unique. Smiley
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011 05:21:44 PM »

Nice job! Smiley he's so cute! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011 07:16:33 PM »

I keep my eye open for owls - a friend of mine is crazy for them.
This is beautiful!
Well done!

Thank you for the description of how you made him - that is much more complicated than I would want to try. Or be able to do.
You have quite an attention for details.

(I just hit "This Rocks" - and I think I did it correctly.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011 08:28:38 PM »

I love owls too.  Your owl is very detailed!  I especially like his tummy? area.


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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011 08:36:37 AM »

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I love her makes me want to take classes
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