In Memory of Candy

Discussion in 'Dog Art and Pet Paintings' started by smkie, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    for a wonderful woman, Victor's and my heroes, Save Our Strays.
    I will be getting this posted hopefully tomorrow. IT is tempting as all get out to send her some pics but that would kind of ruin the surprise wouldn't it.
    The sculpture is about 3 inches tall. Iron oxide and white slip for markings, black slip for eyes, and undercoat of nose. Small amount of glaze for collar nose and bowl.
    Really hard to get a good pic, looks better in real life.
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    I couldnt' have asked for a better firing. Sleeping woman with dogs however was destroyed. I don't know why. I had one bowl break as well, which never ever happens. The clay was very dark, which makes me wonder if things got a bit too hot. That's the way it goes. People do not understand why ceramics are so expensive, but that is because they do not know the success rate vs disasters, or the complicated process. THis is a gas kin not electric, color is caused by a reduction firing. The variables are endless.
     
  2. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    that really turned out wonderful--she will love it I'm sure!
     
  3. Brattina88

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    I love it! What a wonderful surprise ;)
    I'm sorry about your other pieces... that has to be really disapointing
     
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    Beautiful!!

    And that black owl? (the angle is funky), is OMG ADORABLE.
     
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    That is the cutest little pup ever. I love it.

    Aw smkie I'm so sorry. :( I loved that piece, that's really sad.
     
  6. DogKisses

    DogKisses Durp Dog

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    So sorry to hear about the other pieces, the sleeping lady and dogs was my fav. :( I did some clay work at school and my heart would drop every time we opened the kiln and someones piece was splattered.

    I LOVE this dog, his color is amazing! I love his head especially!
     
  7. That turned out great!

    Sooooo sorry to hear about sleeping woman with dogs! That was a favorite of mine!
     
  8. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    She is going to cry and smile when she sees it :)
     

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