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Old 04-27-2008, 10:42 PM   #31
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Thanks!

I believe they might sell at the right price, but sadly I think the labor involved would mean ther righ price would be a loss to me.

It costs me $12/hour for studio time and materials, it takes me about 1 hour to prepare the form, about 3 hours to refine it, 2 to carve it, 1 to make the ladybugs and about 6 hours to glaze.You cannot tell from these pics, but the gnomon has the longitude and latitude carved in, as well as the quotes "time waits for gnomon" and "time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana".

So that's over $150 just to recoup costs...

So I would need to charge $300ish for such a piece -whiich would only give me an income of about $10/hour..... would you like fries with your sundial?
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #32
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Monster,
Was just browsing through and saw the sundial. That is super cool.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:30 PM   #33
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #34
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here's the dalek I made Beest for christmas. The head comes off so he can store ...erm...things inside.... it's a stuff holder.

and a bowl, inside (boring) and then upside down.

also, I realise I never posted the finished pieces of that work in progress , I'll try and find that in a mo....
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:29 PM   #35
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OK, here we go, work in progress continued....
two more at the building stage, then bisque fired, next to my "test tile" to help me decide which glazes to choose.

Then glazed and awaiting the glaze fire...
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #36
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and here are the finished products....

the were gifts for teacher appreciation day, and we asked the children each to bring in one flower from their garden to make a bouquet for their teacher
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #37
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:40 PM   #38
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Verry Cool Monnie !!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:49 PM   #39
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Those were awesome Monster. All that talent! <
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:52 PM   #40
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love the dalek! How did you make the gripper/plunger thingies?
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:02 PM   #41
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electronic components, mostly, Pie.... oh, and a silver candle holder
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:22 AM   #42
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You've got great artistic talent, Monster! I love all your ceramic pieces.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:19 AM   #43
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I am in love with the Dalek. How do you keep beest from bouncing it across the table saying "Exterminate, exterminate ... you are the Doc-tor!" over and over.

Or is it just me that would do that rather a lot?
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:03 AM   #44
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No, that's exactly what I'd do too Wolf. I currently have Nick Briggs' dulcet tones echoing around my head...."Exterminate!" "Exterminate!" "Maximum Extermination!"

Monnie you are ridiculously, annoyingly, most troublingly talented. You remind me of my brother. He's another of these can-make-anything-with-his-hands-and-random-bits-of-stuff type peoples. Oh and those pencils. What a smashing idea.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:59 AM   #45
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Cutest teacher gift EVAR!!
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