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sanbi no kitsune by Spikie sanbi no kitsune by Spikie
Another Ceramic Sculpture! I was really happy with this one and it' glazing, and I kinda learned how to work with ceramics in a way I liked more (instead of trying to keep it hollow the whole time and risking it collapsing because of my lack of patience, I just get a solid block of clay, work with that, and hollow it out after!) This is a 3-tailed kitsune(obviously lol). I had started reading about japanese folklore around this time and became rather enamored with the significance of foxes in their folklore and culture, so I decided to experiment making them! the piece I made after this I think is stronger conceptually, but I still like how this one came out and enjoy holding it lol. (it fits in your hand, kinda of like a banana?)

2" X 6" X 2"
Ceramic and glaze

-Spikie
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KevinRollins Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been noticing, your glazed have been very matte. I'm just wondering, do you just use underglazes with your sculptures? It would make sense, considering it's a sculpture.
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Spikie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, for ceramic work I've only used underglazes, although I did also use a lot of copper oxide I think it was called? It's a very thin, black glaze when wet and then after firing it adds a "dirty" look, very nice for bringing out textures.
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KevinRollins Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmm. I'm not sure if I'm familiar with it. It kinda sounds like iron oxide. It's a really thin stain that looks like red stuff in water. It's great for textures because you can paint it on, and then you can wipe of some of it with a sponge, so the color is deeper in the nooks and crannies of the piece. It goes on red, but when it fires it darkens and can become a dark or dirty sort of color. For example, these pieces of mine used the iron oxide stain: [link] [link] To me, it sounds kinda like what you used.
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GhildasTails Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! It looks vintage! :D
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Spikie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like these!
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Spikie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
thankyou! :)
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sillynoseygirl Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
OMG!! They are sooooo pretty!!!
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Spikie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
thankyou! :)
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Pitbull-Kirby Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This one is so awesome! Great work! :3
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Spikie Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you very much! :)
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Pitbull-Kirby Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
No problem! C:
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bluewolf-2124 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's really pretty~ :love:
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Spikie Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks! :)
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