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Title: mmmm brains! I mean, raisin bran! (Pic heavy)
Post by: crafty01_87 on September 14, 2010 02:24:53 PM
This was a gift for one of my friends last year. She is a history/archeology major, and has a love for all things skeletal. I have to make myself one this year, because I almost couldn't part with it when it was finished. Perfect size for cereal!
Stoneware clay, semi-gloss white glaze fired to cone 6:







ACTION SHOT! This is my friend enjoying her gift:



This also spurred a couple copy-cat attempts by the intro students in my studio.


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Post by: PenguinSoup on September 14, 2010 02:29:36 PM
This is AWESOME! This rocks and totally wisted. You're amazing!


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Post by: Bunyanka on September 14, 2010 02:49:44 PM
wow! so amazing! I want 12!  ;D


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Post by: spicytaco on September 14, 2010 03:13:00 PM
OMG that's amazing!!!!!


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Post by: sari_clark on September 14, 2010 03:36:58 PM
OMG! That's unbelievable! I soooo want one. Do you think you would ever sell a few?


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Post by: DreamChild556 on September 14, 2010 03:57:56 PM
Seriously awesome! Everyone needs a skull bowl. My mother would love finding that in my cabinet. :) Thumbs up!


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Post by: theatreorchid on September 14, 2010 04:01:38 PM
Oh my god.  This is so freaking cool!  Wisted, Rocked.   :)


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Post by: zombiecazz on September 14, 2010 04:15:47 PM
awesome.
What technique did you use?
Is it smooth and round like a bowl inside?


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Post by: RaraAvis on September 14, 2010 04:48:40 PM
Love love love this!!!!!!! ;) so cool. i miss working in ceramics, although i could never do anything that amazing.


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Post by: Sammo6661Deth on September 14, 2010 05:10:01 PM
Oh, that's LOVELY!

I hope you make a couple to sell because I'd TOTALLY buy it ;D


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Post by: scifimama on September 14, 2010 06:51:40 PM
Okay, this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Also pretty funny, since I just read this blog post today, which asks questions for which you have evidently found answers re: skull tableware:

http://averagejane.blogs.com/average_jane/2010/03/how-average-janes-brain-works.html

Awesome job!


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Post by: crafty01_87 on September 14, 2010 07:05:09 PM
Tanks guys!

OMG! That's unbelievable! I soooo want one. Do you think you would ever sell a few?

I would def sell them, if I had more time to make them outside my regular class time. I am trying to get enough stuff together to open an Etsy. So we will see.   :-)


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Post by: crafty01_87 on September 14, 2010 07:06:48 PM
awesome.
What technique did you use?
Is it smooth and round like a bowl inside?


Yes, it is smooth like a bowl inside. The cranium I actually threw on a wheel, then trimmed and warped it to a more egg like shape, then the facial bones I sculpted on a plaster bowl form and then attached.


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Post by: crafty01_87 on September 14, 2010 07:09:33 PM
Okay, this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Also pretty funny, since I just read this blog post today, which asks questions for which you have evidently found answers re: skull tableware:

http://averagejane.blogs.com/average_jane/2010/03/how-average-janes-brain-works.html

Awesome job!

LOL! If you were to drink out of an enemies skull, def turn upside down and smash/cut hole where it connects to the neck. Because there is naturally a big hole where the spinal column goes.


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Post by: NikkiZBM on September 14, 2010 07:56:26 PM
So cool! I hope you find time to sell them!


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Post by: nougatgee on September 14, 2010 09:03:23 PM
oh this so made me laugh!!!  what an idea! lol!! well done!!


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Post by: LeapFeetFirst on September 14, 2010 09:05:18 PM
I love the idea of eating cereal out of a skull. Great Job!!


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Post by: maxxev on September 14, 2010 09:13:56 PM
 ;D

awesome idea and nicely done!


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Post by: BertaBerta on September 14, 2010 09:18:55 PM
LOVE!

Wow.  ;D


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Post by: Onyxnox on September 14, 2010 09:32:12 PM
OMG - I WANT THAT SOOOOOOOO MUCH!  And I do eat raisin bran too!  Or at least the generic version! 


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Post by: therednine on September 14, 2010 10:11:28 PM
Wow!
This is so damn cool!


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Post by: spotnik on September 14, 2010 11:04:19 PM
Oooo - so creepy and yet so cool!  :)


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Post by: ScrappySue on September 15, 2010 02:42:10 AM
Alas poor Yorrick, I ate his Fruity Loops.........................

You are a goddesss!
This is amazing!
S


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Post by: BeaG on September 15, 2010 08:05:30 AM
This is totally awesome!


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Post by: rackycoo on September 15, 2010 08:20:35 AM
Too good for words. I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  :)


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Post by: AshleyRae on September 15, 2010 08:22:21 AM
I agree with all the others!  Wisted and Rockin'.  Love, love, love!


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Post by: pieknits on September 15, 2010 08:23:44 AM
What an amazing piece. Ingenious and beautiful work!


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Post by: psyche on September 15, 2010 08:26:48 AM
So creepy cool. Looks realistic!


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Post by: Radmom on September 15, 2010 08:36:15 AM
I already hit this rocks!

I would be totally interested in a set of 5...sooooooo, you might want to open that Etsy up. LOLOLOL I think you would have an entire list of people cramming for this wonderful creation! Well done.


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Post by: kiimmmmyy on September 15, 2010 12:13:55 PM
Awesome job. It came out great.


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Post by: Biothief on September 15, 2010 02:29:05 PM
That looks like a sweeeett lookin ceral bowl. Would love to see ur version.


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Post by: mandamouse123 on September 15, 2010 03:08:56 PM
Jeeze, you told me all about the skull bowl, but it looks so much better that I imagined!  The glaze job is quite nifty!  Just imagine white with purple speckles. . .  or teal.

Yay thinking about an etsy!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 15, 2010 03:56:41 PM
Freakin' awesome.   :o


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Post by: bookwyrmhole on September 15, 2010 04:24:14 PM
very awesome, and also makes me think way to much about Bones...


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Post by: marcyoreilly on September 15, 2010 06:01:08 PM
HAHAHAhahahahaha I am in love with this more than you know!! It reminds me on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode with Danzig on it! I want to eat cereal out of a skull


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Post by: SciFunk on September 15, 2010 09:54:15 PM
Amazing! Want want want! Your friend is super lucky.


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Post by: fayeven on September 16, 2010 10:50:24 AM
this is so brilliant!  ...i *neeeeeed* one!!!!!   "this rocks"


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Post by: midget on September 16, 2010 11:59:20 PM
I love how realistic it is! The glaze is very nice too. Awesome job!


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Post by: Ruby Copperhead on September 17, 2010 02:44:08 AM
This rocks! I couldn't make out what it was in the thumbnail, but then I clicked it... I'm drooling over it like you wouldn't believe, I have such a fascination for skulls. It even has a spoon holder ;D


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Post by: Lydia the Strange on September 17, 2010 06:05:45 AM
GREATEST THING EVER!

I am in awe! I love all things skull and bones and this just makes me want one so bad!

Great job on a great piece.


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Post by: Ex_Gratia on September 17, 2010 09:51:21 AM
Freakin' awesome!!! I want one, I'm so jealous of your friend!


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Post by: PurpleLime on September 17, 2010 11:53:37 AM
Wow... I would you mind if I copycat this for my own personal use? I would love to have a set of these sitting in my cabinet and it is long past time to reopen my pottery studio. Thanks for sharing, this made my day!! :D


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Post by: lidehtium on September 17, 2010 12:38:13 PM
Oh.. oh want.. thats absolutely amazing. I hope you make more (possibly to sell, so I can stock my appt with them!!!)


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Post by: Ashgrim on September 17, 2010 02:35:12 PM
Fanastic! I wish I had one.


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Post by: crafty01_87 on September 17, 2010 05:51:26 PM
Wow... I would you mind if I copycat this for my own personal use? I would love to have a set of these sitting in my cabinet and it is long past time to reopen my pottery studio. Thanks for sharing, this made my day!! :D

I don't mind your making some for yourself, I would just appreciate it if you don't copy me and sell them, as I plan to sell some in the near future. <3


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Post by: Radmom on September 17, 2010 09:55:29 PM
Wow... I would you mind if I copycat this for my own personal use? I would love to have a set of these sitting in my cabinet and it is long past time to reopen my pottery studio. Thanks for sharing, this made my day!! :D

I don't mind your making some for yourself, I would just appreciate it if you don't copy me and sell them, as I plan to sell some in the near future. <3

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D YESH!!!!


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Post by: Esperanza Art on September 19, 2010 02:42:09 PM
That is the coolest bowl ever!


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Post by: grammardog on September 24, 2010 01:57:31 PM
Amazing!  What an awesome idea.


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Post by: deregering on September 26, 2010 05:21:04 AM
Ohhhh! so good!
Now I have to hide this side from my daughter again.
Can you please put me on your mailing list?


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Post by: sabrinalouisemiller on September 26, 2010 12:10:53 PM
AAH! It's amazing!


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Post by: gravity on September 27, 2010 12:06:14 AM
This is really, really fabulous.


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Post by: thesarajaneshow on September 27, 2010 05:12:45 PM
LOVE IT!!!!


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Post by: Clarachk on October 01, 2010 12:44:13 PM
I do agree that this is an amazing cereal bowl. A set would be beautiful..... then again, they wouldn't stack very well, LOL! I'd have a good excuse though to hang another shelf on the wall to display them in all their gory... I mean, gLory :O)  Fan-freakin-tastic!


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Post by: Anubisheart on November 06, 2010 03:54:21 PM
oh how wicked! I would seriously buy a set of those lol


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Post by: erica_tattoos on December 08, 2010 07:27:07 PM
aweeeee-sooooome! i'll take a dozen, thanks! =) rocks!


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Post by: Sarad on January 21, 2011 08:32:59 PM
That looks so awesome! My boyfriend would loooooovvvvee it. Who am I kidding, I would love it!  Totally wisted! Well done!


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Post by: sweets4ever on January 23, 2011 06:23:12 PM
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Post by: nellyeagle on March 05, 2011 01:09:36 PM
Oh my GOD! THis rocks soooo much! It is so awesome!


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Post by: ChristieAnn on March 31, 2011 03:21:47 AM
wonderfully twisted!  totally wisted!


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Post by: crafty01_87 on May 18, 2011 03:41:29 PM
Congrats!!

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WHAO!  I haven't been on here in a WHILE!  COOL! I'm awesome!

Sadly I never did get the time to make more skull bowls. Student teaching was crazy! I really really wanted one for myself too.  :-(    Ah well. I have some white stoneware left, I'll just have to wait until I get a job at a school with a kiln. 


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Post by: Whysteria on May 25, 2011 12:27:52 PM
Totaly awesome!