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  1. No, we have a 8'x6'x6' gas kiln outdoors that we are firing this and about 300 other pieces that me and a few friends made in. Today, i trimmed the bottom third to where it is more of a bottle shape and it flows much better, according to my instructor and a few of my fellow classmates. It was supposed to be a 4 piece but the piece that was supposed to go under the bowl shape unfortunately broke and i did not have enough time to make another due to me graduating in 10 days. The neck was going to be bottled in then out then in then the top piece would've been added. I really wish i had the time, then I would've been able to make it a lot better. I am not good at painting, let alone painting with glaze, so that's why i wanted to do the colors dripping on white. Sort of a reflection on a dripping wax mural i did last year. And sadly, this piece is now leather hard because someone unwrapped my piece and didn't wrap it back up. It sat for 12 hours while a 1900 degree kiln was firing 15 feet from it. So now I am limited to trimming. :\ Remember what Forrest Gump said: . . . . It happens. At least you got the experience, and it was more of a success than a failure. At the same time it certainly displays your skills with the clay at this point. I'm sure we will see much more from you in the future. Happy graduation! Where to next year? I am off to Wichita State University to study Fine Arts focusing on Ceramics. Nothing too special. And yeah, thank god I have the experience. I'm the only one who is really decent at throwing, even the only one who really throws, at my school. There are 5 people in my ceramics class and we have a lot of 1 on 1 time. But nearly everything I have done is self taught. I'll post a few more of my artworks after my final critique tomorrow.
  2. No, we have a 8'x6'x6' gas kiln outdoors that we are firing this and about 300 other pieces that me and a few friends made in. Today, i trimmed the bottom third to where it is more of a bottle shape and it flows much better, according to my instructor and a few of my fellow classmates. It was supposed to be a 4 piece but the piece that was supposed to go under the bowl shape unfortunately broke and i did not have enough time to make another due to me graduating in 10 days. The neck was going to be bottled in then out then in then the top piece would've been added. I really wish i had the time, then I would've been able to make it a lot better. I am not good at painting, let alone painting with glaze, so that's why i wanted to do the colors dripping on white. Sort of a reflection on a dripping wax mural i did last year. And sadly, this piece is now leather hard because someone unwrapped my piece and didn't wrap it back up. It sat for 12 hours while a 1900 degree kiln was firing 15 feet from it. So now I am limited to trimming. :\
  3. I'm a 17 year old highschool potter who has taken a very deep and passionate interest in ceramics over the past few months. I've been pushing myself farther and farther and farther every single day. The last thing i can somewhat step my foot in is into sectioned vases...So I made this section vase It's about 3 feet tall and 14 inches wide. I started with about 65 pounds of clay and cut it up into 3 sections. From there, i made each of the pieces separately and blah blah blah you know the rest. The bottom part has not been fully smoothed/trimmed and i'll be doing that tomorrow. This is my biggest piece i've ever made and my first sectioned piece ever. I ran into so much trouble and so much back pain. What do you guys think of it? Any advice on the form? It's still workable, and i can go work on it tomorrow provided you guys give me something good to work off of. Also, got any good glaze ideas? Firing to glaze fire cone 04. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.. thanks.
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