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« on: September 27, 2012 05:18:24 PM »

Sorry about the glare. ^.^' These were made in Ceramics I in '08



The teacher was absolutely sure Asian dragons had western bodies until I googled it and showed her. She actually took my vase and started flattening out the stomach to make it bigger before she gave me a chance to say anything. >.>' The dragon was supposed to be a super sparkly burnt orange color but somehow it came out maroon instead. Sadly some idiot in my last class of the day knocked it over and broke a few of the flame tips along the top before I even got it home. -.-#



The Koi was inspired by the koi no bori (fish flags) that are a common decoration hung everywhere on Boys Day in Japan. I tried to add a fin on the fish's back but forgot all about scoring & slipping. *face palm* Needless to say that didn't work at all. I asked the teacher for a tool to make the scales, as she had tons of neat things to make patterns in the clay, but as the end of the assignment drew closer she still hadn't found anything so I took matters into my own hands. You'll never believe what I used... I unscrewed the top of a container of Elmer's glue and used the underside of the top. I called this one my Ebay vase because I told a friend I was going to stick it on Ebay and sell it for $25. I never did. lol It's still taking up space in my room. :p Procrastination~
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012 05:25:58 AM »

Lovely.  I like your dragons.  And your fish are very striking.  I like using whatever you have around you as a tool.  I once unscrewed a ball point pen and used the barrel to make dragon scales - long ago, before I joined Craftster and when I still went to pottery classes.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012 07:28:03 AM »

Thanks so much! ^.^
Awsome, that must have taken a lot of work.
I used a very small cookie cutter to make my dragon's scales. lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012 07:12:12 PM »

LOVE the dragon cups! Great job on all of your work.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012 02:09:42 PM »

Actually there is only one dragon vase, I just took pics from different angles. Wink Glad you like it.
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