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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2004 09:44:38 AM »

arizabif, that is absolutely beautiful.  They make wall hanging stuff that will hold very heavy items.  If you find a stud in your wall, and hang it from that, you shouldn't have any problem hanging it on your wall.
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2004 05:48:23 AM »

That is beautiful! I have worked with clay pretty much all my life! I love making sculptures to hang on the walls! What I do is get some brackets of some sort, I think the picture hanging D rings would work well on your piece because it's flat. You would want to get the big heavy ones! And epoxy them to the back, one on each side near the top corners, but low enough that you won't see them when looking straight on...let it dry and cure for a full 2 days just to be sure they won't come off! Then, tug on the D ring a bit to make sure it's on there really good! If  it seems to move at all (which it shouldn't, but if there's not enough epoxy or it's moved a lot while curing, it may not be very stable) take some more epoxy and use a toothpick or a small straw to go around the edges really good and seal across the top of the plate of the D ring really good and let it dry and cure again! Once it's dry, you can hang it on the wall! You can put picture hanging hooks in the wall and hang the D rings on them, or you could put picture hanging wire threw the D rings and hang it by the wire. If you do not know how to put a picture hanging wire on the right way, so it doesn't come loose over time, Do not try it! I worked in a frame shop for a while and that is the only reason I attach picture hanging wire to my work! If you get the heavy duty D rings, they are sturdy enough with the epoxy to hang on the wall. The problem with having something like that professionally framed is that you will spend a lot of money and over time the weight of it will basically break the frame! Most frames are just wood with wood glue and a few small metal brackets holding them together! They are fine for photos and the similar but anything wieghing 10 pounds or so will not hold up as well as you'd like! Hope this helps!

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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2004 05:19:35 AM »

Hey, wow, I didn't realize this thread was still kicking, or I would have responded sooner!

It probably took 5 hours to make.  Not sure, as it was a few years ago.  I just kept the clay moist with wet newspaper and then wrapped it up in a plastic bag from the dry cleaners.  For some reason, that thin plastic works really well to keep moisture in clay, better than thicker plastic. 

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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2004 06:10:15 AM »

that is such a beautiful piece!!!! I have made some relief sculptures like that before, and they really look great if you get them professionally framed. that piece is so pretty that I think it would definitly be worth the money to frame it...something that nice should be on display all the time.

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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2004 01:54:36 PM »

Who says you have to make pots with pottery skills! I think it's a really pretty piece and must be shown off

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2005 01:18:46 AM »

I've recently started a pottery class and am looking for some ideas - so far I've done a couple of bowls in moulds which have been ok, and one bowl from layers of slip, then carved. Apart from that I've done lots of car bowls!!!

Please someone, give me some inspiration!! I'm good at copying, but not at coming up with ideas!!
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2005 07:27:43 AM »

It would be cool to make a set of tiles in different colors, or tones with that idea of the coils and bubbles.  IT is very cool looking!  It makes me really want to play with clay right now. 

It would so cool to tile a wall with that, but probably smaller versions of course.  =D

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2005 08:40:49 AM »

when I took ceramics, there was a manequin torso that somebody had brought in for us to use, and I was the only one that ever really made use of it, but this is one of the sculptures I made...

The title of this one is Venus. The body I made by wraping slabs of clay around the manequin and waiting until it was leather hard (not completely dry but dry enough to hold it's shape) and I cut down the sides to take it off the mannequin and then put it back together with slip. The breast I made into drawers, which is kind of dificult to explain, and all the decorations where added after the final firing! Part of the back/side broke, but only like a layer of clay broke off, so it has this really cool texture on part of it! This one had the most work done to it. All the others are fairly simple but imaginative! (I was always the crazy one in class!)  Cheesy
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