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Explorations 02 - Vessel by artisticTaurean Explorations 02 - Vessel by artisticTaurean
This is the current state of our second project, building a vessel (in my case, from a Greek form, a loutrophoros) by coiling. FUN process. The first attempt ended in tears collapse, so I had to start over from the "stem" above the base. There are a few flaws here and there, but I'm pleased with it. This is UNfired--the white will be white, and the red will be black once firing is complete. I may take another picture after the firing, depending on whether or not I like the result. XD;;

It was used to carry water in wedding and funerary rituals, based on the research I did, so I decided my design would contain a commentary on marriage. I didn't take pictures of the entire surface, but on the other side are two more couples, one male, one female, like the male/female couple pictured here. All have a heart between them.

It was a pain getting the elements centered, and after I detached/remade/reattached my handles, I realized they were slightly off in placement with the figures.

Still, I liked the process so much that I'm going to do a smaller-scale one of another design I made, incorporating the same message. I really want to see that one made, so I'm going for it in my (small amount of) spare time. :D
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yasha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Wow, that's super awesome. I'd like to see how it turns out if it meets your expectations!
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artisticTaurean Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D Haha, I was told things tend to look completely different after firing, so... XD; I'm a little concerned about it, because last time I had gray stoneware fired, it turned a light peach color, almost like skin... so unless the "white" parts on the vessel now get to be REALLY white, I think it'll look weird. It IS blocked off by the black, though, so that's all right.

No idea when it's going to be fired. We're still waiting for cups to come out of the soda kiln... and I never did glaze the two cups that go with my teapot. XD;;
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