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(Sekret Santz filtered). After what must have been an arduous trip it was finally delivered, so am taking the filter off!

The wrong is there aren't enough rat themes on ceramic ware (or anything for that matter) so I had to right this particular oversight with the use of underglazes for my Sekret Santz gift to [ profile] parlor_games. The guideline was less than $10. on materials and this was probably that.

I had so much fun doing this.

Detail of one of the rattus rattuseseseses.

Date: 2008-12-20 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wonderful! The little tails hanging outside the color band area great touch. (Surely, you must want to do wolves, too.)

Date: 2008-12-20 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you.
Wolves would be an interesting idea and I just flashed on a possible design.
Of course the closest relative that I have to model for me is a cocker spaniel. (heh heh, kidding, we can do wolves)

Date: 2008-12-20 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She. Will. SQUEE! Like Kermie, over there! What a wonderful gift!

Date: 2008-12-20 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, it was fun to do. I did most of the painting at work so the students could see me work. One of the cool things about my school is that none of the kids are prissy. I might have gotten some "oh gross(es)" with a typical population, but these kids were interested.

Date: 2008-12-20 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The fun thing about Us (and Goths, I suppose) is that we'll look at something like that and be impressed with the artisanship and the detail and the skill and care that went into making it (and Goths will think "Ooh! Rats are NEAT!").

People Who Are Not Us will wonder why on earth someone would paint something with vermin on it.

You could probably find a niche market in the Counter Culter scene with those...

Date: 2008-12-20 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes indeed, it's great to find that attitude.
I saw a friend from High School in the grocery store and we chatted for awhile and I was reminded why I will never go to a class reunion, dear and sweet person as she is.
Speaking of Goths
I do some pretty cool skulls on things for HGS, and I wondered about marketing those. Just don't know where. And they are work intensive so would cost $$$$

Date: 2008-12-20 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have you looked at

Date: 2008-12-20 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I looked into it about a year ago, but didn't follow through.
There are approximately a kazillion potters on it, and those I've talked to haven't done that well on it. So I don't know????

Date: 2008-12-20 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, but does their stuff have cool rats and skulls on it? I think not.

Date: 2008-12-20 05:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-20 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Holy Freakin' Awesomeness, Batman!!!

This is so cool!

Date: 2008-12-20 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You did them very well!

Date: 2008-12-20 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you.
It was a lot of fun.

Date: 2008-12-20 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I Love It! and of course, being a bit selfish, thought "Hmmm, Wow, she made the rats look good, I wonder what she could do for us Pigs?" (there are plenty of unflattering representations out there on ceramics, tshirts illustrations....)

Date: 2008-12-20 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My middle son is also year of the pig, & I did a mix of a sythian/celtic boar for him. Older son & DIL are rabbits, so I did some Medieval era Middle Eastern hares for them & liked the way those came out.

Date: 2008-12-20 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
they sound very cool, I'd love to see pics?

Date: 2008-12-20 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The boys have them now, so I don't think I have pictures of them right now. Oldest kids' are in storage probably. Middle son, I never know about him.

Date: 2008-12-20 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
now we all want plates. I need plates with sleeping rabbits. (and I never thought to look on Etsy for pottery - I just buy it at events and fairs)

Date: 2008-12-20 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2008-12-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She is going to absolutely love that!!!!
You done really really good!!!

Date: 2008-12-21 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you.
I sure hope she loves it!

Date: 2008-12-20 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] rectangularcat
It's so awesome! Good job!

Date: 2008-12-20 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2008-12-21 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That looks great! What did you use? Duncan underglazes or what? Really great work.

Date: 2008-12-21 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, I used several underglazes I had on hand, they included Duncan, Duncan Concepts, Speedball, & Spectrum.

Date: 2008-12-21 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wonderful! She will love it!

Date: 2008-12-21 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wonderful! You are such a good artist as well as a potter! Although I have to say that these don't look like Rattus rattus. They look more like Rattus norvegicus. Yeah I know. I am nitpicking. I just hope they aren't plague rats ... :-D

Date: 2008-12-21 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, you're right, they are similar to rattus norvegicus.
I just like the name rattus rattus.
My sister used to call the kids "ruggus rattus" when they were little.

Date: 2008-12-21 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my Goodness! She is going to *freak out*!! Your mad skilz leave me in awe, my friend!

Date: 2008-12-21 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, thank you.

Date: 2008-12-21 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Beautiful rattusi - what a treasure!

Date: 2008-12-21 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have you ever tried painting with underglazes? They are a lot like using watercolors, you might like them!

Date: 2008-12-21 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oooh! Very nice!

Date: 2008-12-22 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG! Those are adorable!!!

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