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My Curvy Vase! 
5th-Mar-2007 11:10 pm
Bear - Default
Hello, all you lovely ladies:)

I'm taking a pottery class as part of therapy for my eating disorder (art therapy), and we recently made vases of whatever shape/ form/ figure we wanted. I decided to make mine in the shape of a woman's body. It was a great experience--I got really frustrated that I couldn't get her hips exactly symmetrical, then realized that no real woman is perfectly symmetrical anyways--and that's beautiful.

I wanted to share a picture of my curvy girl with you all:

After it's glazed, I'm going to put it on the dresser that faces my mirror, so when I look in the mirror and am not as positive about myself as I should be, I'll see this curvy, beautiful form staring back at me.
6th-Mar-2007 06:37 am (UTC)
That's awesome! I so miss pottery... Great job though! Has it been fired and such already? It doesn't look like it in the picture... And how are you going to glaze it if not?

(Sorry i LOVED doing pottery so i like asking and such :-D )
6th-Mar-2007 03:05 pm (UTC)

It wasn't fired in the pic, but it has been fired now. I haven't decided how I'm going to glaze it yet--maybe I'll post a pic of the finished product so you can see what I decide:)
6th-Mar-2007 08:47 am (UTC)
be careful not to get too attached, pottery is dangerous that way. I took all the precautions necessary when I started my pregnant-woman teapot a while back, and when it exploded I was extreeeeeemly distraught. I just don't want you to get upset if it messes up in the kiln.
6th-Mar-2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Oh I know! Someone in our class had a similar experience...I kept the cardboard pattern I made just in case this happens to me!
6th-Mar-2007 08:57 am (UTC)
Ooh! Pretty!
6th-Mar-2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:)
6th-Mar-2007 11:35 am (UTC)
Very nice!
6th-Mar-2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, doll:)
6th-Mar-2007 12:01 pm (UTC)
That is so beautiful! I love the idea and the design, and most of all I love the way that you are going to use it to make yourself feel more positive! I don't know if you might be interested, but myself and a group of ladies have formed an online artists colony called Lunar Mosaics. Once a month we vote on a themem and then create art to reflect that theme and share the xperience and pictures of our creations with each other. We are small and just starting out, but it's been a lovely experience. If you are interested or curious at all, here is our user info. http://community.livejournal.com/lunar_mosaics/profile . You would certainly be welcome!! Again, I tihnk this vase is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it here.
6th-Mar-2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the invite--I am very flattered! I will def check it out:)
6th-Mar-2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
That is GORGEOUS. I wish I had skills.
6th-Mar-2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks so much!

This is my first year doing pottery, and I really have no skills, either--it took days and days for me to get this right!
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6th-Mar-2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you:) And if pottery's not for you (believe you me, it's really not my forte either!), def find something to keep celebrating curves:)
6th-Mar-2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
really cute! is that a slab pot? im getting ready to make mine, and it seems like it takes forever to get the slab leather hard.
6th-Mar-2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yes it is slab...mine took forever to dry out too, since the walls are so thick.
12th-Mar-2007 12:39 am (UTC)
wow, that's amazing! love it! are you going to add colors? I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

unless it is too personal, would you please make this public so that visitors to the community can read it also? (posts made to the community are automatically friends-only, but you can change it if it doesn't contain a photo of a member of the community)
5th-Apr-2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry it took me so long to answer you--I've been in Greece and then New York for almost the entire last month...but I did make it public:)
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