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Elephant Ears by lisaluera Elephant Ears by lisaluera
August 2007

This was one of my favorites from the Crystalline Glazes workshop I attended a couple of weeks ago. I love that the crystals are somewhat separated and have a lot of negative space in between them. I thought the shape of the crystals looked like little elephant ears (the plant, not the animal).

Wheel thrown porcelain
Crystalline glaze fired to cone 9 in an electric kiln

Not for sale
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
like a water drop reflecting leaves
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
When I saw this, I immediately thought of waterlilies! Lovely and elegant!
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hunnyflash Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful crystals on a beautiful form~
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StrykNin3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree with you on the negative space. That is beautiful! I've never been good at pottery, my stuff always comes out lopsided lol or explodes in the Kiln or something random. Very nice work ^_^
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thank you!
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Aspartam Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Totally elegant ! Love the "leaves" on it and how they are arranged.
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art-as-air Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Everyone is talking about the surface, but I have to say I love the form itself.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thank you! It's one of my favorite pots.
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DaredevilTaoist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Elegant shape
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JVarriano Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This pot turned out exquisite! I can see why it isn't for sale, it is lovely.. just lovely.
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Derrickj Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
i love the simple shape of the bottle. i've tried many times to get this shape and have been close, but not quite. its great. :D
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Thank you! It's funny that the simplest of forms are most often the most difficult to make! I was very pleased with the way this one turned out.
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
They really look like elephant ears leaves!
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Queen-Duck Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! And a lovely shade of green:)
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Thank you!
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Queen-Duck Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome:)
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spootoops Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
I love crystaline glazes!!! that's so pretty.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Thank you!
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Shinola Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I've wanted to try crystalline glazes since I saw some in a gallery downtown here. I love it so much. This green colour is so pretty, too. I love how it turned out. <3
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
They were a lot of fun. I need to try it again in my own kiln. Too many ideas, too little time!
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SpottedRose Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! Was this the workshop in Hartford?
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Yes, it was your workshop! :) I haven't had a chance to write you a note. I stumbled across your account the other day and just had time to do a quick fave. I didn't realize you worked in glass as well. Very nice!
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SavvyScarlette Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I love your work, it reminds me of my mom's work.
She did crystaline stuff back in the day, some of the best in Canada.
The potter's guild she is in now is affraid to let her take the kilm to cone 10, silly people.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Thank you! I would love to see some of your mom's work. Are there any pictures of it online? I'm definitely not an expert at crystalline glazes. I made these during a workshop. I haven't attempted them in my studio yet. Cone 10 isn't necessarily the problem... it's just how fast you have to get there for the crystals. :) It just wears out the elements a little faster. Hopefully I will get around to experimenting with these some more in my own studio. Thanks for commenting!
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SavvyScarlette Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
[link]

I find it funny how they say her identity is a mystery...

Too bad that's all i have from her, i'm trying to convince her to post it all on deviant art. But she's not so good with the technology thing yet..
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Thanks for the link. That is a beautiful pot that they have pictured there. You should help her post her stuff on DA... it would go over really well I think. If you ever do, please let me know! :)
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KateStehr Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! And I agree with you on the elephant ear plant resemblance. In fact I thought it was a concious choice to make the shapes!

Just lovely!
Cheers,
K.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Thank you! Some crystallier potters may be able to control the shape of the crystals, but it was a happy result for me. Growing crystals in the glaze is tough and depends on a LOT of variables.
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anryms Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
color is very beautiful ^ - ^
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Thank you! I appreciate the fave!
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
mmmmm, crystalline *___* turned out beautiful! i love that emerald green (or so it appears in the photo..) "background" too.

you going to continue experimenting with crystalline??
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Thank you. The photo is true to the actual color. I may continue experimenting with it. It's fun to do and has some cool results when all goes well, but it's really rough on my kiln and can get expensive. We'll see.
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ubu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Gosh, this came out absolutely marvelous. I appreciate the crystallization process, but just the green alone is enough to make me swoon!
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ScaryPotter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
fantabulous!
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Thank you!
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thebeba Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!!
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Thank you!
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54mwi53 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
I cannot believe you went to a crystalline glaze workshop. This piece came out amazing. There is a really nice gradient of how frequent the crystals are.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Thank you!
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Prettimus. :) The form suits the glaze very nicely, minus the iron spot...guessing that's what it is *sigh*. But still, it doesn't really detract from it.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Thank you. I guess that is what the spot is. I kinda liked it. I thought it gave it some character. Although most people would probably see it as a flaw in the glaze.
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
I dunno. technically it is a flaw cause it means that there was a chunk left in the glaze. But I like it. :) This is also coming from someone who used to, when doing glaze tests, just sort of smooshed everything together and called it good. Chunks? Oh ya. :P
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