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Rhodespottery 0827 by rhodespottery Rhodespottery 0827 by rhodespottery
Hand-thrown raku fired vessel with a unique red-orange and metallic glaze It has a decoratively carved base, elegant neck, unique handles (do not pick up by handles!) and a matching lid. 15"W x 32"T
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic. The handles remind me of elephant tusks or narwhale horns...
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exit1874 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
I love the texture of both the bottom part and the handles. The contrast is nice but I wish the handles were more cohesive to the entire piece. They seem to float a little, and the bottom texture feels like an afterthought - it doesn't really carry through the rest of the piece. Perhaps texture on the lid as well? The color gradient is nice as well, whether or not it was intended. Shows a lovely progression from your previous works.
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Agree that the handles do not fit the composition very well. The texture was planned even before the pot was thrown and the lid is textured to match the base...the photograph does not capture the top very well.

Thanks for the comments.
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exit1874 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I see the texture now. Alas, there's only so much we can do in photos :)
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My god this is gorgeous!!!!!! :clap:
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Thanks!
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Psycho-Gaze Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. I love the motifs, and the whole thing has a "Thai temple" look to it. But I'm not *entirely* sure about the two handles; they feel tacked on, and they really stand out compared to the more smoother vessel.
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I think you're right. Thanks.
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Psycho-Gaze Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob.
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Lumbe Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Student
The glaze on the bottom is really beautiful, especially in contrast to the glossier middle section. Beautiful work. =)
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thanks!
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aequinox Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
This is also an instant :+fav: for me. :)
The only thing I don't like are those two horn-shaped things on the sides. They don't seem to fit the whole picture, and look like as if they were put on later.
I must emphasize: grand piece of art alltogether!!
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I'm not real happy with the way the handles came out, either...lesson learned for next time.
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Kaburorne Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
I love the raku stuff you do, but I must say, the handles look unfinished.
Sorry if I'm a bit mean, but it does say "Advanced Critique Encouraged" :)
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thanks. The handles are 'unfinished'. I think you're right; probably could have made a better design choice.
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CorvusRaven Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wow, nice job glazeing, the craftsmanship is great, it looks fragile! I love raku peaces.
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thanks. Yes, it is very fragile...one of the downsides of Raku firing.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Cool! Nice to see something posted from you! This is a little different than your norm... I like it. The handles and lid compliment each other well.
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rhodespottery Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thanks!
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