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Ukrainian Pysanky: Beautiful, intricate wax resist Easter Eggs

 

    A mix of traditional Ukrainian, diasporan and original pysanky Easter eggs. Ukrainian pysanky, made with a beeswax resist method, depict fruit and flowers, geometric, animal, Christian, and solar motifs. Colors are also symbolic. Photo by Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Lubap, creator Luba Petrusha via Wikimedia Commons

A mix of traditional Ukrainian, diasporan and original pysanky Easter eggs. Ukrainian pysanky, made with a beeswax resist method, depict fruit and flowers, geometric, animal, Christian, and solar motifs. Colors are also symbolic. Photo by Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Lubap, creator Luba Petrusha via Wikimedia Commons

 

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It’s raku time! Let’s go outside and fire up the kilns….

Raku gestookte bal

Raku fired ball. JeroenPascal from the Netherlands via Wikimedia Commons

Jacques Huther during a meeting of raku

Jacques Huther‪ during a raku‬ ‪session‬. Niouz via Wikimedia Commons

Hrnčířské trhy Beroun 2011, raku

Pottery fair in Beroun in 2011, Czech Republic. By Juandev via Wikimedia Commons

Horsehair Vase Judge's Special Award Mashiko 2006 Swanica Ligtenberg

Horsehair Vase Judge’s Special Award Mashiko, 2006. By Swanica Ligtenberg; work and image; via Creative Commons

1 vase boule turquoise

‪Ceramic vase boule, turquoise‬. By Isabelle Milliot (Own work) via Creative Commons

4 japonaise

‪Figure seen in profile, Japanese style. By Isabelle Milliot (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Ogata Kenzan - Incense Box in the Shape of a Folding Fan - Walters 491372 - Open

By Ogata Kenzan – Incense Box, 1663-1743. Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia Commons

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Mark Twain quotes about ceramics

Mr. Clemens and kis kitten

Mark Twain and his kitten. The New York Times photo archive. By Underwood & Underwood via Wikimedia

  • I am content to be a bric-a-bracker and a Ceramiker.

  • The very “marks” on the bottom of a piece of rare crockery are able to throw me into a gibbering ecstasy.

— Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, Chapter XX
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/119

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Paul Revere Pottery of the Saturday Evening Girls Club, Boston, Mass.

Paul Revere Pottery of the Saturday Evening Girls' Club (United States (Massachusetts, Boston), 1907 - 1942); Sara Galner (United States, 1894 - 1982); Pitcher, 1914; Ceramic, Earthenware, Height: 7 3/4 in. (19.69 cm); Diameter: 5 1/2 in. (13.97 cm); Gift of Max Palevsky; Los Angeles County Museum of Art. By Wikipedia Loves Art participant "artifacts" via Wikimedia Commons

Paul Revere Pottery of the Saturday Evening Girls’ Club, Massachusetts, Boston, 1907 – 1942; Sara Galner (1894 – 1982); Pitcher, 1914; Ceramic, Earthenware, Height: 7 3/4 in. (19.69 cm); Diameter: 5 1/2 in. (13.97 cm); Gift of Max Palevsky; Los Angeles County Museum of Art. By Wikipedia Loves Art participant “artifacts” via Wikimedia Commons

 

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