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An oldish Raku piece I did in a college class last year, I really didn't have that much luck with the glazes and such, but it looks realy purdy in the photo...
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Entangelment by ~stuiethegod I think this is an awesome fired piece. I don't usually see Raku pieces come out with such great colorings. The overall shape is really interesting and resembles a shell a little. ( Suggested by darkfreakoid and Featured by ohnojaylo )
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Numb-nuts Featured By Owner May 18, 2007   Artisan Crafter
And you think that it turned out poorly?
it is beautiful!!!
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niacri Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Oh this was a DD! I was amazed at how many faves and comments you got! :shocked:

But this deserves a DD, you don't much see fired pieces on the DD board. Very nice. I'm not that great with pottery and such. For some reason, I want to put some sand in it and around it! ^_^ I guess cause it reminds me of a shell. lol
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
lol... yeah I've heard that alot... Im still really amazed that I got a DD... the really funny thing is that that was the first and only really good thing that I made in that ceramics class. I guess I just got lucky...
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niacri Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
I guess so. 0_0
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Noases Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
it looks like very nice...
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
thank you
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Essikaa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Its really nice to see someone else who is into ceramics, this is the first Ive seen anyway...not that I have any of my work on here..maybe I should...anyway.. this is very creative..I love the colors and maybe its just the photo but I think the glazes came out great - gives it a natural feel - did you mix the glaze yourself?
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
I can't rember what the glaze was, but I didn't mix it. I was some mystery raku glaze I found under the sink in our school's glaze room...
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VorKan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
:):):):):):):):):):):):)
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Puchy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Student
That's incredible. I swore it really was a shell, or a rock, or something of the sort. It certainly is a piece to enjoy.
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petulant Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
You're danged right it looks really purdy! XD :+favlove: AWESOME!
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MahouTragicQueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Really intresting.
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reed682 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for a stupid question. What is a raku?
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eRiQ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Raku (樂;) is a form of Japanese pottery characterized by low firing temperatures (resulting in a fairly porous clay body), lead glazes, and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. In the traditional Japanese firing process, the pot is removed from the hot kiln and put directly into water or allowed to cool in the open air. Raku is considered the traditional method for creating clay bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony. Raku tea bowls are hand-made from earthenware, each with a unique shape and style.

The term raku is derived from the Kanji character meaning "enjoyment" or "ease". For fifteen generations, it has been the title and seal used by a dynasty of potters whose work formed the central tradition of Japanese raku.
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Actually, before being quenched the hot raku piece is buried in sawdust, newspaper, or some other falmable material, and is sealed off to smoulder for a while. That is how you get that dark black in the bare clay.

*though on this piece the pot wasn't completely buried so that's why the spiral isn't completely black . Funny how mistakes can have such awesome results sometimes...
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eRiQ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
yeah,... oh... well -
Just got the info from answers.com --- LOL -----
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reed682 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, cool. I surely returns some beautiful results. :D Thanks for the info.
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Thornet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
wow very nice, i like the rustic look! It's very pretty.
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masterofshadows Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Pretty! Nice work!
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looksleft Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
It's so grotesque and that's why i love it.
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
thank you?
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TouchOfRed Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Wow, I don't have any idea what it is but it's cool. Reminds me of Tim Burton style things.
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piebalds-elfhawk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, this is really interesting. It seems somewhat sinister in a certain way. I thought it was meant to be representing a shell, but the curved claw-like hook seems to have curled around in a strangle hold on the 'shell', having since killed it, the shell then appears to have been left lying empty...

That is really cool lol, well done :clap:
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Plornt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Hey beautiful work! keep it up! :shocked: :eyes: You deserved the DD ! :winner:
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the-final-I Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so much likea broken away piece of wexternal hardware. I like it. :D
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Rolls Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
I really like the colours on there.
This came out really nice.
Very well done.

And congrats on the daily dev.
It's worth it!
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Pumpupthebase Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Cool dude i actully thought it was a snail shell:confused:well done on the DD
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PatGoltz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Great piece! Much better than any of the raku pieces I ever made. I love the hint of shell. And by the way, apparently glazes for raku aren't trivial. One of the things I learned is put PLENTY of glaze on.
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
yeah, I learned that the hard way... I've had a lot of crappy raku pots.
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PatGoltz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
I haven't had the opportunity to make enough crappy raku pots. Maybe someday.
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KiraLefaye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006   Writer
When I first saw the little thumbnail for this peice I actual thought it was a hermit crab reaching out from its shell. Nicely done. Not sure if thats what you were going for but I like it.
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darkfreakoid Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
That looks real awesome, the colors came out nicely. :) I haven't seen that many nice looking Raku pieces. I really like the shape too.
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
thanks, yeah, raku can be a challenge to get to work out, but when it dose... ooh, the colors. I've never had that much success with glazes though...
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waterlilly2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006   Photographer
Looks nice! :D
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danwenner Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
interesting...how is that made exactly?
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stuiethegod Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
It's just a little pich pot. I carved out the patterns after it was leather hard.
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