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Goddess of the Body by Recycled-Oxygen Goddess of the Body by Recycled-Oxygen
Clay body fired to cone 4 then painted with stains fired to cone 04 then glazed fired to cone 1.
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Given 2009-04-03
Goddess of the Body by ~Recycled-Oxygen. According to the artist, all her painted tea bowls "are inspired by the Japanese Bushido gang and their beautifully intricate tattoos that cover their bodies. The right side of the cup is a torso of a man. On the other side of the tea bowl is the Goddess Benten. She is the maiden deity of water and the arts and the only woman among the Seven Gods of Luck and Fortune. She represents the gentle arts of music, painting, literature, and soft speech. The clay body is 181 white stoneware. It was bisqued to cone 6, painted and refired to cone 04 then glazed and fired for the final time to cone 1. The painting process usually takes me 10-15 hours per cup." ( Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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anaisninz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
These are absolutely beautiful!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Beautifully detailed and refined. This is wonderful art. :)
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Yael-Rainbow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Beautiful design. All of the effort really payed off. <3
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PearlWhitecrow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece is so wonderful! I love the detail, care and obvious life force energy that has gone into making this more than an object. Thankyou for sharing your talent and skill with us and keep up the lovely creation energy!
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djRimzi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Excellent execution. Such lovely detail, I bow to your patience.
Congratulations on your DD, well deserved. :bow:

What a way to start off your morning or end a day; sipping tea from the pair of these.
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
thank you!
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djRimzi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Pleasure and you are welcome. :aww:

I apologize for the delay in response... busy time of year for me.
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bloodfoxtrue Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
very nice
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despaired-rainbow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This deserves more comments!! :heart:

I'd never drink out of this cup if I owned it, I'd put it on a shelf to worship it. :D
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
haha recently my tea bowls have been purchased to be apart of a tea ceremony at a museum. they can be used in any aspect. even to hold coins ;)
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despaired-rainbow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Whoo~

At least they're going to something where they won't be damaged.
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scratchyborders Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009   Interface Designer
amazing!! i would buy this
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
you should ;)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Nice designs. I'd love to have a set like that.
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
you could i've made several ;D
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firewolf826 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing detail! The long process is totally worth the outcome! :heart:

Congrats on the DD! :D
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
thanks!
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green-tea-gal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Wow, that is beautiful! I commend your patience! What glaze did you use? Whenever I tried using clear glaze over my stain or fired engobe details, they always ran and smeared :(
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
first I bisque the cup to cone 6 to make it vitreous.. I use powered stains 50/50 with gersley borate and a little bit of water and amaco semi-moist underglazes its almost like watercolor. Then i do the painting on the cup and refire it to cone 06-04 then i put a commercial clear on the outside and a low fire glaze on the inside and fire it to cone 1.
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green-tea-gal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Cool, thanks!
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JasonDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This is amazing. Very nice work indeed.
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GuoBia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Interesting mythology behind it!
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
:)
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MoodePots Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I have to admit, I love these purely because I could never find the patients myself to put that much detail on a little cup. Beautiful!
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
thank you so much :D They take about 10-14 hours each and pretty much become a part of me when you hold such a thing for so long and study its every curve.
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