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« on: February 05, 2010 07:20:59 PM »

Here's some of my new carved work from the electric kiln. Any comments or critiques are welcome! TIA!

This is a bowl, probably 10 inches in diameter (?), carved and glazed. The white glaze went a bit transparent in spots over red clay, so I'm going to try painting with a white underglaze before using a white glaze on top.

This is a plate, about the size of a small dinner plate, also carved and glazed. I was experimenting with layering glazes on the skull. Not sure how I like the effect. This one is kinda creepy in person!

This last bowl is not Day of the Dead, but a bowhead whale.

I used a cone six transparent glaze that went a bit milky.

I'm still experimenting with glazes, especially commercial glazes, so if you have any glaze suggestions, I'd be thrilled to hear them! I'd be happy to provide you with the names of the glazes (they're all commercial glazes) if anyone's interested!
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 07:57:29 PM »

They are all beautiful! The first one is my favorite, wisted!  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010 08:18:26 PM »

Wow! Gorgeous, I especially love the first 2. *Want!*
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010 08:19:23 PM »

Beautiful work! I just adore the DOTD woman.

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010 09:37:16 PM »

Thanks, kind peeps!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010 09:55:39 PM »

I must say I wisted my first thing today and it is your DOTD woman bowl!

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010 10:33:15 PM »

I really, really, really love the whale...
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010 06:27:35 AM »

Thanks, Danger Kitty! I've got more DOTD calaveras in the works. I really like them, too... Smiley

I'm glad to see the whale get some love, IRShannon. I have a dolphin in the same style!

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010 05:28:58 PM »

Everything is beautiful.
I love how fluid your lines are - I know it probably took a long time, but it looks effortless. I suppose that's the sign of a good piece.
Especially love the shape and layout of the whale.

Great job!

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010 03:49:07 PM »

Gracias, Savage Pixie!

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