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Old 10-03-2009, 11:41 AM   #76
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Yeah, very nice SG... looks like a high fire glaze?
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:05 AM   #77
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Great work SG. Nice texture and colors.

Monster, I'd love to see a picture of the finished 'catfish'. I have a few teapots, but I don't buy many whimsical ones, mainly because many of them use lead glazes and are not 'food safe'. I don't know why they would make even a very stylized version of a functional item if it can't be used for the function it was designed for?

I'm guessing you plan to actually use your teapot. It looks great.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:20 AM   #78
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Why would she put her beer in a teapot?

No, I think it's art... damn good art.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:24 PM   #79
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ok, I'll go take one in a mo
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:08 PM   #80
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:47 PM   #81
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oh poop. ok wait...
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:54 PM   #82
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It's really hard to photo the glaze well, especially at night, but the paler bits of the body are gold sparkly, but powder-sized fragments, not like kids' glitter
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #83
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well here's my latest collection of red/orange leaf bowls and tiles. The lighting on the pic is crappy , but basically, they're all based on huge maple leaf imprints. some are finished to be smooth-edged, some are deliberately torn. I will try and take some pics of individual pieces when I've decided which I like best, but frankly, I'm very happy with them all I'm also distressed becaue I learned last night that these glazes are discontinued and the studio is on the last bottle of the red one.

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Old 11-14-2009, 11:56 PM   #84
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Someone else must be making red glaze, or are you concerned about matching what you've already finished?
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:49 AM   #85
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You can get red, but not that runs like this. The components that make it do that also make it not foodsafe and all manufacturers are changing to all foodsafe. Most have done already, this is the last stand...
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #86
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monster, those are beautiful. I recently bought some ceramic items from the student art show at the college. There was some nice stuff but I don't think most of it rivaled your work.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:39 PM   #87
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Wow, monster. I love your ceramic pieces. Sad they are discontinuing the red. Would you be interested in a handbag/ceramic trade?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:49 PM   #88
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Sure! I like black. And (non-chinese) dragons. Does that make me racist?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:50 PM   #89
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it's not just the red.... it's about 50% of the glazes our studio uses -all the good ones. those pieces actually have two colors on them -both to be discontinued.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:12 PM   #90
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You like European dragons, right?
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