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Sketch Fest #129 will run March 26-28! (Today's date: 2021-07-23 15:34:00)

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Chirp chirp tink tink by mikka

Chirp chirp tink tink
by mikka

Prompt: Bird Play
prompted by: Erich Heidewald, during Sketch Fest #46 (January, 2014)

This is a finished version of a sketch!

A rattle, made of stoneware clay and cone ten glazes. I ground off quite a bit of the chipped tail, removing the entire second set of feathers/spirals. That cleaned up remarkably well. Then it sat a bit wrong on its support ring in the kiln and needed a bit more cleanup at the front at the bottom edge of the glaze, leaving a minor scar. All the mishaps considered, it turned out surprisingly well. I've another similar one in progress. The little black cylinder is also a rattle; they came out of the same firing and were photographed together. No other relationship.


Mayumi Ogihara says: Beautiful deep blue! ♡ ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: Thank you! Royal blue's a great glaze.

Kir Talmage says: Love this too. ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: Thank you. Birds are fun -- I keep meaning to do more of them. Must grab more bird prompts!

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