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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Chinese Dragon Vase on: June 24, 2010 08:30:02 PM
This piece is a collaboration between me and my ceramics teacher. I told him what kind of vase I would like, and he did a wonderful job throwing it on the wheel. Then I sculpted the dragon and glazed it with low fire glazes.

2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Vegetarian BLT with avocado and spicy mayo on: June 23, 2010 12:09:59 PM
This is my new favorite sandwich!

If it where up to me I would make it using real bacon, but since I live in a kosher household I have to stick to the vegetarian version. But it's still amazingly delicious.

The secret to this sandwich is the spicy mayo, more specifically, the Sriracha sauce.

You can find this hot sauce at any well stocked grocery store, probably in the Asian foods section. Just mix it in with the mayo until you're happy with the spiciness level.

The other steps in the sandwich making process are pretty obvious.

Toast bread-  I used a bulkie roll
Saut bacon/veggie bacon in frying pan
spread spicy mayo on bread
put on avocado, tomatoes ( I recommend cherry tomatoes), lettuce, and bacon
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Wheel stuff and Giraffe Cup on: June 19, 2010 12:07:51 PM

vase glazed with Tenmoku

and last but not least, the giraffe cup! This piece is more decorative than functional since if you try to drink from it the horns will go into your eye.  Grin

4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Alien Head on: June 19, 2010 11:59:59 AM
I didn't plan on this being an alien, but that's what it looks like. I achieved the pattern by first glazing it with white low fire glaze and then once it was fired I dunked it in blue high fire glaze. I then lightly rinsed off the high fire glaze so that it only stuck in between the cracks that form in the low fire glaze.

5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Cracked Crocodile on: June 19, 2010 11:49:43 AM

I originally sculpted this crocodile with its mouth open; it looked pretty awesome. But then tragedy struck. While it was being bisque fired the mouth collapsed and then got stuck in a closed position. I was sad, but decided to glaze it anyways. I was happy with how the glaze turned out and my teacher put it on display. Then a second tragedy struck. Someone touched it and the already fragile crocodile mouth collapsed a little more. This cracked some of the top and left little pieces of unglazed clay exposed. So I did my best to epoxy it back together, and that's what you see here. I'm still pretty happy with it, but it could have been GLORIOUS had the mouth stayed open. C'est la vie.

and here are the scales that I meticulously put on one by one. It took forever, but I think it was worth it.

6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Recent Stuff on: February 27, 2010 03:24:49 PM

this was inspired by those ancient Egyptian canopic jars where they would put mummified body parts.

Here is a donut teapot made on the potters wheel.

And here is a vase made on the wheel. I got the crackle effect by using low fire and high fire glazes.

7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / diving bell and the butterfly (minus the butterfly) on: December 03, 2009 08:51:20 PM

8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Ceramic Bird Cage With Vulture Inside on: November 07, 2009 11:30:09 AM

9  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / AMAZING Chili Lime Tofu on: September 12, 2009 01:15:01 PM
I got this amazing tofu recipe off of VeganYumYum.com, I'm not even a vegetarian but all the recipes there look so good. This tofu is fast, simple, and super flavorful.
You don't even have to go through the whole tofu pressing process, instead you just toast it in the pan and it is delicious.


10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Experiments In Stop Motion on: August 24, 2009 02:23:38 PM
A few days ago I decided I wanted to try my hands at making stop motion animation. So I did some research and found that It was possible using Windows Movie Maker, which comes standard on Windows XP and Vista, and a digital camera. So a few days later and some hard work and I have made a short music video for the song French Navy by Camera Obscura. This 30 second film has around 230 pictures in it.


And here is the first movie I made that is only 30 pictures and only a few seconds long.


I used a crocodile that I made out of duct tape for that one, I'll make a separate post about that later.
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