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komos
komos
I had a plan, I swear
I talked last week about my very silly evening in the studio where I kept salvaging things out of failed experiments. At the prodding of clayrobeson, this week I bring you my modern minimalist vase, Mostly Used Toilet Paper Roll 1.


This had been meant to be akin to one of the sharp-shouldered bottles I saw a little while ago at Tokai, but I managed to make the neck walls way too thin. Things just sort of deteriorated until this happened. For those in the know, it's pictured here as leather-hard greenware. I did trim it a bit to even the lines and give it more interest. When it comes to it, though, it's just a squared off cylinder.

Hopefully I can glaze for character.
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bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: April 9th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I like it!
komos From: komos Date: April 9th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it will work well with some sort of simple arrangement coming off of it. The question I have now is how I should play with color.
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komos From: komos Date: April 9th, 2004 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought about using something like I Do My Best Thinking or even Scrolls of Wisdom, but in this case an unadorned title seemed best.
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komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2004 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
It'll be about two weeks, I think, but I'll post a pic once it's fired. The two vases I threw Saturday came away with much more interesting lines, and both built off of the ideas that generated this one.
bootsvalentine From: bootsvalentine Date: April 9th, 2004 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I would like it best if you just gave in and made it look as much like a roll of tp as possible :)

Flowers in a roll of tp?! That's beauty, friend.
komos From: komos Date: April 9th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's what I have in mind for Mostly Used Toilet Paper Roll 2. I just have to figure out how to make a loose leaf to fly off the side.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: April 9th, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
For some reason, in my head, it was a WET roll of mostly used toilet paper. Sort of lilting to one side and sort of clumpy.

I *REALLY* like the design of the thing.

Glazing either has to be very stark, or UBER funky. Or at least, that's my opinion. :D
komos From: komos Date: April 9th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks

Nah, I've moved beyond my "tilting and clumpy" period and am now well into "well, that's not what I had in mind" phase. Ah, the growth of an artist.

I was thinking that I might do a Kline's Gold (matte yellow) base with an angular dip into Licorice (which will come a rich, glossy green) off the shoulder. Kline's can be a crapshoot, though, so I'm not entirely sold on the idea.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: April 9th, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks

Oh.......... I like the sound of that!

The angle is just the sort of funky I think it needs! :D
komos From: komos Date: April 9th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it might work well. It introduces another line to the piece, which helps break the straightness of the shape. Call it stark with flare...
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: April 10th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Three Words

Home - Sweet - Home
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
just a place to take a rest, just a place to make our nest?
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