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WIP: Ceramic Vase

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I'm taking an intro to ceramics for non-art majors. This is my FIRST EVER ceramics piece (so don't judge), and let me tell you, it was a far different experience from polymer clay. For one, the size requirement was 8" in one dimension, which is MASSIVE for a polymer clay minimalist like myself. Also, it was definitely interesting to have to spray it down every 5 minutes with a spray bottle of water. And, I'm used to being able to leave chunks/scraps laying around and come back to them 20 minutes later and be able to work with them. The other requirement was that it be "man-made" as opposed to "organic"-- not necessarily in the literal way I took it, but just something that looked symmetrical, smooth, etc.-- something that looked like it had been crafted by human hands using tools. This was hard. Because all I could think of was leaves and feathers and water and general flowy-ness. But then I started to think of machines, and gears, and then I thought of steampunk. I've always thought some stuff from the steampunk genre could be quite beautiful, and I liked that that particular genre would allow me to do something whimsical while still making it look like metal/machinery. Behold: the steampunk grandfather-clock vase.
Image size
1311x1770px 1.26 MB
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 19, 2013, 4:33:21 PM
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Feeriee13's avatar
Really impressive! :)
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U-ni-cornHobbyist General Artist
I love watches ^_^ You're great!
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ChristinaRoth333Student Artisan Crafter
That's really cool, especially for your first ceramics piece :) I like all the gears and screws
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illuminanterosaHobbyist General Artist
it looks awesome! :)