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Ceramic Cup 2 by 5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Ceramic Cup 2 by 5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue
A piece of pottery I threw at the wheel then glazed.

Technically, you could classify this piece as a tea bowl (which is a kind of Japanese tea ware). A handle-less cup that looks a bit bowl shaped. Often, tea bowls are made unique where the potter will texture the surface , distort the shape, or add painted detail before firing.
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:iconbiali:
oh. I reall like this one. The shape, colour and design are really nice.
And using a chain to do the pattern is a very japanese stlye. about 2400 years ago they made beatiful designs by pressing ropes into the soft clay. So the deign works pretty well with the shape. ^^
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
Thank you. As a tea bowl, it does have the Japanese influence. ^__- I only wish the class would have been longer so I could improve and make more! The rope method you mention I did see used in a video watched during the class. The man in the video wasn't Japanese, but he was using a small piece of rope to texture the inside of this big wide bowl he was throwing. It was a really nice effect! No doubt he was imitating that Japanese style you mentioned.
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:iconbiali:
I think all your pieces worked out very well. I always found that sculpturing is very hard for me, even when I visited classes. So I have bic respect for people who produce such wonderful and beautiful looking things ^^
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
Well, thank you. After taking this class, I have a new found respect for pottery myself. They make it look so easy, but it ISN'T @__@;;
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:iconbiali:
you're welcome ^^. Yes, when looking at them throwing the clay on wheels and forming it with a few swift moves, you think: "How hard can that be?" And when you try it the first time, you know how hard XD
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
Ooooh yes. I will tell you right here and now that the pottery you see in my gallery is only 1/8th of what I attempted to throw. XD;; Everything else flopped or looked horrid! lol
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:iconbiali:
haha ^^ but that 1/8th surely looks good ^^
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
You're too kind, but thank you. ^__^
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krystalynn03 Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That criss crssing has got be some of the coolest glaze work I've ever seen! AWESOEM
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
Thank you! ^___^

If your curious to know, I got that texture by pressing a chain I got from an old mail sorting machine into the clay. When glazing, first I painted an under glaze (Radiant Red) on the foot and along the textured pattern. After that dried, I dipped the cup into Butter glaze.
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