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Topic: Pit-Fired, Burnished "Dream" Pot  (Read 1318 times)
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« on: March 01, 2009 05:11:56 PM »

This was made with low fire red clay. I made it using the coil method, then burnished it while leather hard with a polished agate. It shimmers! I was going for a "primitive" look, since it was made with a primitive method. I poked holes in it and then it was pit-fired.

Once it was fired, I took artificial sinew (waxed fiber) and wove a dreamcatcher into the top. I included some vertebrae woven to the edge. Inside, I put a jawbone and a vertebrae before I wove the top. The beads are semi-precious stone chips (picture jasper and, unfortunately, I've forgotten the other; an opaque, light green stone).

The bones were all found in the forest, no animals were harmed or farmed!

It was raining when I took the photos, so those are the dark spots and streaks. XD


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009 05:18:02 PM »

Oh that's lovely! You achieved the primitive look flawlessly. I love the use of bones here as well. Beautiful work.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009 06:40:00 PM »

It's beautiful, and yet so primitive.

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009 04:29:11 PM »

I would love to see a picture of your pot. It sounds wonderful.
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