Giving Something New A Try

in our exploration of ideas for the pottery, We have seen a few interesting Reverse incense burners so have been working on trial and error with them.

Here is a Cat version where the incense fills the head and then creepily
pours out the eyes
(raw clay at this stage)

Perhaps this is Ccoa
The Evil Cat Demon of Peru?

The legend of Ccoa is told in the Indian Quechua tribe in south Peru. Ccoa is a huge cat, almost three meters long and has dark stripes running down his fur.

This evil cat has control over lightning and the hail. Ccoa has the power to ruin crops and wipe out humans. Offerings must be made to Ccoa on a regular basis to keep on the safe side.

This Ccoa had a long night of devastating crops
grey cat and box of clay
Our very own Ccoa, Chairman Meow, enjoys offerings of kitty food – but only fresh from the bag! No, not those + shaped ones, they are disgusting!

What do you think?

Do you like incense burners
reverse or otherwise?

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  1. I love this idea and I love the name Chairman Meow πŸ˜€ lol. You know, when I look at how the smoke pours out of the eyes it does make me think of a cat that has passed but not in a creepy way so much as a comical one…it’s like a ghost cat that cannot rest because they’re still bitter about that time you forgot to clean the litter box lol and on a serious note, it makes me think it would look beautiful on a pottery version of a woman/goddess type figure. I will admit, totally saying that with ignorance as I can only imagine the work the has to go into it but I love the imagination that your work is brewing in my brain! πŸ™‚ ❀

    1. hi Veronica! Do you mean that the smoke pouring out of the eyes of the woman, or that the woman would be with the cat? πŸ™‚

      1. Hmm…good question! I think the woman and the cat could be together for sure! 😊But yes, I pictured the smoke pouring out of the woman in some way to create an ethereal effect.

    1. There are some neat ones out there, been prototyping a waterfall sort of thing. It definitely takes time to try make them and see if they work! The non-reverse ones are certainly simpler!

    1. Thank you, and yes I hear that! The place where the smoke comes out seems to make all the difference! πŸ™

    1. Thank you! Glad that you like it πŸ™‚ It’s just a bit of silly fun πŸ™‚

  2. Oh yes, incense is good and purifying ..esp if made from flowers in right way. But why this cute cat called evil cat….. ! incense burner with evil cat ?

    1. Oh only evil due to Chairman Meow being a grumpy kitty, that’s about it really!

      1. Hes sometimes friendly and then attacks with no warning! So pretty standard cat/boss ha!

    1. It is unrelated, but not the first time someone has shared this! I imagine Shadowhunters named it off of the original Chairman Mao as we did, since he was ruling China from 1949 – 1976 when he died πŸ™‚ so Chairman Mao is a long time inspiration

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