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Postby woozl » May 24th, '09, 00:06

Hi, Zyg,
welcome come on in...
Your stuff has caught my eye in the past.
Nice detail, oh, the foot is key.
Nothing great can built upon a weak foundation.

Everyone, doin' the crawl. :wink:
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Postby Zygote » May 24th, '09, 00:15

Hola Woozl!
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Postby Zygote » May 24th, '09, 01:08

A quick post before lights out...
Thanks for the warm reception today everyone! I really enjoyed it!

I've just posted part 1 of a stop motion video on my studio blog showing how I create the hand cut paper stencils I use to develop my work. Check it out at http://fetishghost.blogspot.com/2009/05 ... art-1.html if you are curios. I could really use some feed back on it before it's published.

Here's a picture of the Ice Flow glaze we've been chatting about...

I love those finicky glazes...
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Good night everyone.
Licks, Love, & Luck...
-Zygote-
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Postby leiche » May 24th, '09, 01:52

I've been following your stuff on etsy for ages too! Love the colors and the textures, for sure.

Is it just me, or does the Ice Flow glaze look like brains?
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aloha joel ! (ZYGOTE)

Postby bonjiri » May 24th, '09, 02:20

aloha joel !

welcome !

beautiful yunomi !

wow !

love the flashing and designs !

cool man !

also, sorry to hear about your kiln... i hear u man. our soda kiln is melting slowly...

when i get back to honolulu from japan, i need to make some matcha chawan to prepare for a woodfiring.

cheers
love to see more of your work !

cory (bonjiri)
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Postby kymidwife » May 24th, '09, 12:42

Ohhhh my. I LOVE that Ice flow. Wow.

Sarah
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Postby coloradopu » May 24th, '09, 14:13

nice looking stuff zy welcome to the big show. glad to see more pic's if you would.
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Postby Zygote » May 24th, '09, 15:54

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These are both the same cone 6 crawl glaze on the same clay body. The top doesn't have any slip design and has a thin layer of Blue Hare's Fur under the crawl glaze. The bottom is has been slip stenciled, but is otherwise naked under the crawlglaze.

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The slip stenciled designs have been the design element that has pushed the development of my work during the past year. The process does dictate the forms though. I love texture, but the paper stencils aren't keen on cooperating with intensely textured surfaces. Up until this spring, most of my cone 6 pallet was limited to either glossy or matte glazed surfaces on fairly tightly thrown forms.

This morning I posted the 2nd part of a demo showing how I'm create my stenciled slip designs on my Studio Blog at http://fetishghost.blogspot.com/search?q=Paper+Stencils
The demo could really use some feed back. Admittably I'm not following the usual format, but it's what the kids and I came up with.
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BoneOrchard Yunomi

Postby Zygote » May 28th, '09, 10:04

Here's 2 more examples of FetishGhost yunomi from this springs firings. I try and throw in a handful of these in every firing, (I think the kiln gods like to see what will come out). I'm constantly playing and developing this collection of work, and so far, it's been the most popular of my lines.

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Both are 4"h by 3.5"w and fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
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Postby geeber1 » May 28th, '09, 11:40

Wow!
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Postby Moss » May 28th, '09, 12:24

I have one just like that second one and it is amazing. Joel's work is amazing to hold and drink from.
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Postby kymidwife » May 29th, '09, 19:46

Just call me the proud new owner of:

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The cup is the perfect size for my preferences... the bottom swells out to fit my hands very nicely... the weight and balance are great... the color is delicate and varies from a silver to a bluish cast depending on the light. And of course the texture is so striking. It is mesmerizing to study the pattern... and pardon me for being so indelicate, but the feel of the smooth lip of the cup as it transitions into the texture... is almost sensual on the lips and tongue... I am quite pleased!

Now, I will await more of the ice flow pieces... wish need wish need...

Thanks Joel!

Sarah
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Postby woozl » May 29th, '09, 19:59

Ver' ver' ver' niiice!!!! :D
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Postby Zygote » May 29th, '09, 21:29

Ok... I'm Blushing... Thanks Sarah.
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Postby Moss » May 29th, '09, 21:59

Beautiful piece Sarah. You got something really nice there.
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