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Just a bit of work, as promised - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
Just a bit of work, as promised

Wee Fightin' Pitcher 2



Soup Bowl w/Dead Fish



Ape Hanger
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quislibet From: quislibet Date: July 19th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Lookin' good!
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, sir. ^_^
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komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, as soon as I left the office, I realized that the Commons would make for a great setting that was not my kitchen. The rim quirk was supposed to be a little more uniform and a lot more orange. My dip was a little too long, and it changed the character of the glaze.

The hanging pot was intended to be an entirely different color, but I managed not to read before dipping.
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komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anything to rate happy turtle baby. ^_^
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komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well how could it be?

Except that it's a happy baby turtle!
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: July 19th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Not only are the pieces good, the presentation for the photographs is excellent as well!

WOO!
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
All those lessons in aesthetics theory are finally paying off!

Seriously, though, thanks.
pilarcruz From: pilarcruz Date: July 19th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the fish. It is pretty.
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was actually a throwaway piece, so it's a little weird that I'm so happy with it. The rim is a bit uneven, so I happily experimented with it. The folks who were in the studio all asked how it was done, and I had someone on the street stop to ask where I had gotten it.

Thanks.
margimello From: margimello Date: July 19th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
How long have you been doing pottery? I'm thinking of taking some classes. I really wanna learn how to use the wheel and i'm wondering how long it'll take before i'm able to make something presentable...
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first instructor said two things: 1) Be patient, and 2) expect to be throwing for 2-3 years before you reach the point where you can make a uniform dinner set. I'm still somewhere between the two.

Eight, ten months, maybe? It's hard to say because I've missed a couple of sessions and haven't gotten into the studio as often as I should.

It's hard to say how long it would be before you're proficient at throwing. I've seen people take right to it, but they're not that common. Really, a lot is getting familiarity with the feel of the materials and understanding how to move to work it. I'm still learning with every pull.
margimello From: margimello Date: July 19th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you are doing fabulously. Ur pieces are so cute!
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 19th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nice :-) I especially like the Ape Hanger (where'd that name come from, BTW?)
komos From: komos Date: July 19th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Ape Hangers" are the super-long handlebars that you see on tricked out choppers.

I have no idea why I used it.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 20th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm on a different computer and the better resolution of the fish bowl makes it look *really cool*! Excellent work!
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like I said, it's a test piece, but I'm pretty happy with the way the glazes work. I think I may run with the theme for a little bit and see where it takes me.

May have to do some slip carving before too long.
schmi From: schmi Date: July 21st, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow!!! Those are beautiful!! :D
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last night, Pablo and I were talking about the fish bowl, and he said it looked familiar.

"I did a similar one before... only I didn't carve into the second glaze."

"Could you make a frog?"

"I suppose so."

"How 'bout a turtle?"

"Sure, I guess."

"You see where I'm going with this?"

"Yes... no."

"It's evolution!"

(Yeah, it was probably funnier being there. Still, thanks for saying. ^_^)
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