Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dragon Pot





This is Toby's 'Dragon' he made at his ceramics class, it stands about 15 " tall, I imagine it holding a single lily for a head, or perhaps a hyacinth, like Marge Simpsons hair!

8 Comments:

Blogger Pea said...

Looks amazing Toby! Sorry to sound really thick but how did you get all those colours in the vase? Is it justr painted? Love the curly tail!

5/16/2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger Soozcat said...

Unusual and wondrous!

5/16/2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger Caroline B said...

I don't know if you have ever seen the films 'Little Shop of Horrors' or 'Day of the Triffids' but this reminds me of some exotic plant that has ulterior motives! Love the way the colours have run with the glaze.

5/16/2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

Hi pea,
The colours on it are glazes, (sorry if you already know this) but glaze is made from really finely crushed glass and pigments (like metal oxides(this is where the colour colbalt blue comes from!)) mixed with water, and then the whole thing goes in a giant oven called a kiln, which goes up to temperatures of around 1150 degrees centegrade, and the glass melts.
Toby.

5/16/2007 5:18 PM  
Blogger Pea said...

Ooo, that's interesting. Didn't know that- don't know anything about ceramics I'm afraid!

5/16/2007 6:04 PM  
Blogger PG said...

Fantastic!

5/17/2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger ladysnail said...

brilliant! the colours are great! i would put some red or orange flowers in it-if you can-so it will be like fire!
dx

5/25/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

Hi Ladysnail, we have had enormous lily heads in the top, in a little glass tube with water, and they look fantastic!
Penny.

5/25/2007 10:34 PM  

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