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I posted previously that I found a plate that I like better than any Medieval design I have yet seen. It can be found here:;ISL;es;Mus01;3;en
So, of course, I used the design.

Done in underglazes as was the original. I didn't include the caligraphy because I never feel that I know its exact meaning. The shape of the band through the center & lettering on the original I like too and may do something similar.

Again with the Pelican design, this time done with champleve. I really like the negative space formed by the bird's head and left wing.

another calligraphy option . . .

Date: 2009-02-01 02:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ursula
The pattern I used in this sock:

is taken from a medieval example of fake Islamic calligraphy. That is, it's supposed to look like a calligraphic rendering of the name of God, but its symmetry has been enhanced, so it doesn't actually say anything.

Re: another calligraphy option . . .

Date: 2009-02-01 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very nice socks. And you are right, it would probably be hard to read the socks. I am cautious because back when rocks were soft I was very involved in Belly Dance. Some of the girls I danced with wore some jewelry and had some painted designs etc. that were (unknown to them) religious in nature and it offended some of the musicians we worked with.
I wouldn't want to do that.

Date: 2009-02-01 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very lovely! Your designs are always so. As to the calligraphy, I read somewhere that most of the potters and the pottery designers of the era were illiterate, which is why they are so hard to read, even if you could read Islamic script.

Date: 2009-02-01 04:52 am (UTC)
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That is interesting about the illiteracy. The lettering in the original plate is primitive, perhaps that potter was too???

Date: 2009-02-01 06:08 am (UTC)
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Fabulous, of course. :)

Date: 2009-02-01 06:38 am (UTC)
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My gosh, you're talented! Very lovely.

Date: 2009-02-01 08:08 am (UTC)
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Wow. You know? It just never gets old when I see stuff you like and it makes me gasp in a huge lungfull of air in awe, then I see your stuff and it does exactly the same thing to me. Just never gets old.

I need to go open a window to replenish the air I just sucked out of the room. Twice. You rock. Just sayin.

Date: 2009-02-01 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks Dear,
Hummm, the top plate has green and black, your colors! hummmm

Date: 2009-02-01 08:09 am (UTC)
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Wow! While the first one is amazing in its simplicity, the second one just amazes me. I love the details you were able to put in it.

Date: 2009-02-01 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
One of the wonderful thing about ceramics, there are so many styles possible,

Date: 2009-02-01 08:24 am (UTC)
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OMG they are both absolutely beautiful!!!!

Date: 2009-02-01 04:12 pm (UTC)
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