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  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Love seeing your work Smkie... Butch is looking great !!
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Your work is so amazing! :D
     
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    That totem pole is going to be a work of genius when it's all put together!

    Butch is coming along magnificently!
     
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    I like the rocking owls. I have to say that Butch looks great!
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I wish i could photograph him and you could see it as it really is. It is so distorted i hardly recognize him and it upsets me. THe owls look simple but they are not. To get a good even rock, one where they will rock for a long time with only a touch is my goal. THey are burnished where there is no glaze for smoothness. I make them solid then hollow them out which is why i have had two crack on me. ONe was my fault, i run a small coil over the sealed edge and smooth it down, i missed one place. The other and this was my best one too was the fault of our kiln tech. I would not have put it on the shelf to dry if i knew he was going to put it right in. It was far too wet and he dinged the bottom of it on something else which is why i know he put it in so wet. THey are not suppose to do that. I would like to have a dozen or so by fall. But at this rate, i am doing good to have two.

    I dont' know if the totem pole is ever going to happen. I feel so ill right now it is hard to work.
     
  7. Ridgeback Guy

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    Wow, that is incredible!! I wish I had talent like that.
     
  8. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    I am totally besotted with this one :)

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  9. smkie

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    Wish you could see it better. I am too which is why i keep trying to make more. He's about the size of a grapefruit.
     
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    Very creative pieces! You're an artist! :)
     
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    Smkie - you're work is fantastic!! I adore the owls - the expression is just priceless!!! Beautiful! :)
     

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