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Tea Pot Tarragon by DarthRegina125 Tea Pot Tarragon by DarthRegina125
SO psyched to finally post this. XD I've been meaning to forever. This is a tea pot that I made in my ceramics class last year. Yes it functions, yes that is the couch it's sitting on and it almost doesn't fit. XD This teapot is 16 inches long, by 8 inches wide, by four inches tall, six at the tail. The entire body with the exception of underneath is covered in scales, which were pressed out from small balls of clay about half a centimeter wide and tall, if not smaller.
The bowl is a very large pinch pot, the neck is a rolled tube of clay, and the head, tail and feet are sculpted from clay, the head having been hollowed out so the water could get through.
The eyes of the dragon are flattened Mancala marbles, glued in after the firing process. The scales are painted with a royal purple glaze, and the inside of the bowl and the spout were painted with a waterproof, "black magic" glaze.

Estimated time spent: Probably close to 80 hours, believe it or not. I spent every study hall, ceramics class, and as much time after school as I could for about two months. That was a lot of scales, okay? O.O
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SilverFireDreams Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! very nice!
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thank you~ ^^
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SilverFireDreams Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You’re Welcome! :w00t!: :frail: :love: :boogie:
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Myszoskok Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Aww, it's beautiful!

I made a griffin teapot once! *highfive*
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Thank you so much. ^^

And that's awesome! Do you have pictures? *wants to see* XD
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Myszoskok Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Nooo, unfortunately :<
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Aww, oh well, bet it was cool :) The rest of your gallery sure is. ^^
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Myszoskok Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Thank you! ;w;
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NobleElite Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
That's really cute. :3 Does it have a hollow neck and head to allow liquid to pour out of it?
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
It does indeed. ^^ The only problem is that you can't fill it all the way, because the spout slopes down, so it just pours out. XD But then again, that would be a LOT of tea.. lol 8"x8" bowl, and it's 4" tall... XD

And thank you ^^
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NobleElite Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
No prob. :3
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Ovidbascom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I'm taking ceramics, who did you have?
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Oh, I'm not taking it at the Tech, I took it in highschool. lol Definitely gonna take it next semester at the Tech though. XD
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Ovidbascom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
take it with megan bogonovitch (i think that's right) she's awesome teacher
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Will do, thanks :)
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loyal-brego Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Wow! Those scales must have taken SOME effort :o. They look so realistic and I love the colour. The patience and time this must have taken well.. just... *bows*

I'd love a dragon teapot :D Dragons = awesome. Tea = my life. Dragon teapot= *flails*

Great work :)
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Aww, thanks so much ^^ Yeah, it took a LOT of patience, and it was a pain because I only had class time and a little time after school each day, so I'd get on a roll, and then the bell would ring. XD

I'm not really sure how the thought came to mind. Lol I think the teacher had been talking about a student who made a turtle teapot or something, and I was like, hmm... He got mad at me though, because it took about two months to finish it. XD
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MinimalistFish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely awesome...Do you have a pic of it head-on?...
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
I do, actually, I can post it :) Wait, by head-on, do you mean like, of the head? XD
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MinimalistFish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, like the head facing the camera...
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
[link] Here you go :)
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DarthRegina125 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Yeah, I have one like that. :) I'll go post it.
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