November 23rd, 2013

dragonstarart:

This ceramic bear wasn’t love at first sight. I didn’t like him when I first saw him in the raw clay stage. I entertained the idea of smashing him to bits before he ever saw the inside of the kiln. But I kept him, bisque fired him, sat him on my work table and glared at his odd alien appearance for a few weeks more.

I applied some glazes, and let him sit again. Finally, I fired the glazes on this strange bear, and I still did not like him any better. He might have still been a mistake at that point.

So I threw caution to the wind and decorated him with some gold luster overglaze. It is the most extravagant glaze I own. He went through the kiln for a third and final time.

Somewhere in that final firing, the magic happened. The bear came alive and was finally complete. He has really grown on me now, and I love the way he looks!

Find him here!

DragonStarArt

November 9th, 2012
we have featured this artist before, because we really love the work!
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we have featured this artist before, because we really love the work!

click to see!

March 7th, 2012
this is a very useful and attractive thing!
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this is a very useful and attractive thing!

click to see!

February 17th, 2012
amazon river!  yes, we can see that would be inspiring!
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amazon river!  yes, we can see that would be inspiring!

click to see!

January 30th, 2012
this artist works with something called an x-acto, which we do not use, for of course we are fish.  but apparently these things make it so human persons can make cuts that get the pirahna all jealous!
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this artist works with something called an x-acto, which we do not use, for of course we are fish.  but apparently these things make it so human persons can make cuts that get the pirahna all jealous!

click to see!

January 17th, 2012
such a beautiful human person!  lush colors too!  click to see!  a piece like this takes a lot of time and skill!

such a beautiful human person!  lush colors too!  click to see!  a piece like this takes a lot of time and skill!

January 14th, 2012
so awesome!
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so awesome!

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December 25th, 2011
this shop has some amazing pieces of furniture and other useful items, but for pure awesomeness we chose this stool!  felt and hazelwood!  we love!
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this shop has some amazing pieces of furniture and other useful items, but for pure awesomeness we chose this stool!  felt and hazelwood!  we love!

click to see!

December 10th, 2011
ooh!  awesome!
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ooh!  awesome!

click to see!

December 6th, 2011
this is a neato shop!  there is a silly fish in it too, and a hammerhead bag!  click to see!

this is a neato shop!  there is a silly fish in it too, and a hammerhead bag!  click to see!

November 25th, 2011
this shop gives us much to contemplate!  we like to swim through it carefully and study!  click to see!

this shop gives us much to contemplate!  we like to swim through it carefully and study!  click to see!

November 15th, 2011
this shop is like an undersea space.  possibly because the artist is also a marine biologist, and we are very happy about that!
we love pods, and we love this pod in particular!  click to see!

this shop is like an undersea space.  possibly because the artist is also a marine biologist, and we are very happy about that!

we love pods, and we love this pod in particular!  click to see!

October 22nd, 2011
saw blade teeth!  chain mechanisms, and movement, and look at that detail!  yay, human person who made this!  yay!
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saw blade teeth!  chain mechanisms, and movement, and look at that detail!  yay, human person who made this!  yay!

click to see!

October 13th, 2011
we have gone on kokeshi binges before!  here in another one we just love!  in fact this shop is like kokeshi heaven!  click to see! 

we have gone on kokeshi binges before!  here in another one we just love!  in fact this shop is like kokeshi heaven!  click to see! 

October 7th, 2011
this artist is extraordinary!  click to see her shop!

this artist is extraordinary!  click to see her shop!