Space Connection

Like any skill, raku pottery takes learning and practice

Which means taking a look at old work and learning more about what I like and do not. This helps me to further define my artistic practice.

Yesterday, I was taking a look back at this vase called 65 Cybele, which is a vase I made a few years ago.

65 Cybele is named after one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt. The asteroid is named after Cybele the ancient Phrygian mother of the gods. It really does look like it could be from space!

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With that space connection in mind,
I couldn’t help but be reminded of bb-8 from star wars!

A robot with a spherical body and a smaller hemisphere for a head. It is white with orange and silver decoration.

and I noted that while I have been creating space-related raku pottery for awhile now, The connection between the future and past via mythology is a curious area for further exploration

A few raku pottery planets I have created

Cybele was considered the mother of all and an exotic mystery goddess who would arrive in a lion drawn chariot to the accompaniment of wild music, wine and a disorderly ecstatic following.

The more I learn, the more I am convinced that
those ancient Greeks sure knew how to throw a party!

I wonder if their parties
would have been like this? 🤔

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    1. Thank you! It was a glaze I was developing and I was suprised with the results. I wasn’t sure if I liked it, for I was hoping for another result, but it has grown on me after viewing it without any expectations. I hope you are having a nice day!

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