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« on: April 28, 2012 07:51:16 AM »

These swans were inspired by a pair I saw in an antique shop. I took a photo of the antique ones on my mobile phone but didnít use them as reference when I was making them in my pottery class (forgot to bring phone with me) so they have turned out in more of my own style than if I had looked at the photo.

They started out as pinch pots and are all made in one piece from earthenware clay. After the first firing I dipped them in white and used underglaze paints for the details before glazing. I havenít tried them out with tealight candles in yet but that is my main idea for their use, in the darker months at least. A lady in my class suggested growing little plants in them or mini flower arrangements (I canít quite remember which).

The orginals: not the best photo, taken on a phone and stretching over chairs in front.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012 08:06:40 AM »

I love that you forgot the picture, so they took on your own personality  Cheesy  So graceful.  They would look beautiful with the candles, the plants, or the flowers!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012 09:31:03 AM »

these are beautiful!  I admire your skills!

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012 03:41:52 AM »

Very sweet, I'm sure they'll make a great gift!

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012 07:05:14 AM »

These are really pretty!

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012 04:18:02 AM »

Those are adorable! And I think I prefer them to the inspiration.

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