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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Piggy Bank


I love this little pottery piggy bank that my mother made years ago in a class. The interesting look it has was made by a certain ceramic firing process called raku which uses both smoke and fire to create unusual patterns and textures. The pottery is first bisque fired, then glazed and then undergoes a firing and smoking process. I remember doing it once and I believe we placed the objects in the ground to achieve our smoke affect. Maybe I'll make a print of pigs to go along with it. Someone has made a deposit into this bank but there's no way to retrieve it!

7 comments:

  1. Interesting recipe for roast pork

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  2. Ce matin, le comedien est tres actif!

    Cette recette semble fontionner pour tout types de porc!
    This recipe seems to work for all kinds of pork!!

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  3. Tu as trouve dans mon ecriture que la fabrication de ce cochon poterie sonne comme la cuissin de porc reel!
    Ca m'a fait rire. Donc, tu es un comedien!
    :-/

    You found in my writing that the making of this pottery pig sounds like the cooking of real pork!
    This made me laugh. So, you are a comedien!
    :-)

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  4. I have never seen this pig in all the years I have been your next-door neighbor! Please show it to me next time I'm over...

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