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Orbis Luminarius: Test by rebootmaster2001 Orbis Luminarius: Test by rebootmaster2001
Orbis Luminarius: The Light Bulb Snail

This piece has turned into a test for a much larger version I plan to make in the next few days. I am unhappy with how the glaze crazed on the bulb/shell. That will not be happening again.

I must apologize for the poor picture quality. I haven't found a good place to take slides of my work yet, since I moved. I will be replacing this picture as soon as I can.

Please, let me know what you think of this piece. The larger version will be capable of much more detail. I'm plan to make the antenna much more life-like, and give this guy a mouth.
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solou5 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thought it was a portal gun haha
AWesome concept!
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aeravi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
featured in cool stuff :dance:

gotta love it! very well done :)
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
The concept is brilliant, not to say dazzling ;)

Subjecting such ordinary items to Dalian transformation evokes all our anxieties about the absurdity of experience.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
My pleasure!
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Such an original idea, and very well done too.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words!!
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Luusan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Love this concept! Very original. And, snails are awesome. :)

The crazing is very cool.

It would also be interesting if you could find a way to make this luminous... perhaps by perforating and inserting a light source, or some translucent media..
(bioluminescent snails? :D )

anyway, love these. looking forward to your bigger ones! :)
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I thought about the bioluminescent aspect, but that would be difficult with the scale I'm going at, and I want this look like a light bulb on the ground instead of being on. It would still be cool though, maybe if I ever get a chance to do some glassblowing. :D

I finished making the larger one, I should have some pictures of it in a couple of weeks!
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Light-bulb creatures xD Cute!! Totally excited to see where you take this.

I admit, I don't mind the crackle either. I think it adds to the whole cracked melted light-bulb look... though I guess in real-life, a light-bulb would never crack without breaking >_<
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, the light bulb breaking is my largest problem with it.

Thanks for your interest!
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
You're amazing, love your wit and skill. However *chuckles* you picked one of the creatures I 'm not fond of. ;)
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much Cyrion! Just wait until you see my big one, and read the description ^_^

How can you not like snails though?!?
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
A snail is a slug with a shell.

A slug is....gross. LOL
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, well I'll give you that. Slugs are very disgusting...
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gz12wk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
not so sure about the mouth. looking forward to the finished product!
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for you input, I agree with you on that ;)
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liquidether Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Does this particular glaze tend to craze, or were they just not allowed to cool slowly enough before being removed from the kiln? And is the glaze really a pinkinsh color, or is it just the light?
I honestly really like the crazing. It becomes a subtle horizontal replacement for the obvious spiraling we usually see in nature in garden snails. I think that it can be a design plus in your little (or big) guys....a happy accident, if you will.

I'm still pondering the silver. Luster are SO expensive.... Does mica in clay only fir black, or at lower temps could it retain some of it light reflective qualities? I've only ever seen micaceous pottery (Native American) that is black, but maybe....

Lovely work! Thanks for keeping us posted as you progress on this project.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This glaze is a class glaze at my new school, so I've never used it before. I fired it in a very empty kiln, so it probably did cool fast. It's crazing more everyday lol. I guess it's the light making it look pink, but maybe it's your monitor settings? It looks very white to me on my monitor and in real life.

I didn't think about the crazing pointing to the spiral of a snail... Interesting!

I will not be using a luster due to the cost lol. I've never experimented with mica, I may do some tests now that you've said that.

I'm glad you like it :D
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liquidether Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Must be the monitor throwing shades of pink!
I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your mica experiments. I've been wanting to do research and experiment myself, but I never seem to have the time.

Good Luck!
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Riveroll Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
I LOVE how these turned out! I'm taking ceramics I this semester and sadly my instructor is stamping on any inspiration I had for the class (I think I just miss sculpture >_> ) but I digress. These are soooo cool! I would love to see a larger version! I was either or with the crackle but if you were detailing the "head" portion more it would give it more effect with out the need for the crackle. However I kind of like the crackle in the sense of a snail taking up roost in an old broken light bulb shell. I think the effect you're going for though would over all be better with out the crackle on the bigger more detailed one. I'm giddy to see it! :excited:
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, that sucks about your instructor not letting you use your inspirations. Are you going to be posting your ceramics here anytime soon?

I'm happy you like this piece. I just started the big one tonight, and it's turning out exactly as planned, which is how I like to work lol.
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Riveroll Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Hah I need to start posting my work but my digi cam busted (I have electronic death touch -_-) So, I guess it's time to pick up a disposable camera and get to work. :lol:

Yay on starting the big one! Woot it's going to be so awesome! Good luck and can't wait to see it as always!
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Personally, I like the crackle. It adds to the piece in my opinion. Then again, I love things with little imperfections here and there. Same with the text. There's no sense of rigidity in form to your design, so having the dots be different sizes (in a perfect circle like that) only adds to it yet again.

And I love snails. ^^ That is all.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks webby! I appreciate your input. :D

I don't like the crackle, but I do like the dots different sizes for several reasons. From far away, it does trick the eye to make it look more like text. I know, it tricked me lol. Also, in nature, perfection with a thing like this is never seen. If you look at markings on a shell, especially if you look from shell to shell within a species, there are always inconsistencies.

I love snails too! Check out my old [mature] deviation [link] encase you haven't already seen it.
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ABitMadInTheHead Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I really think this concept is a marvelous one! Can't wait to see the final version. The only other thing I would suggest to change that you haven't mentioned yourself it the black dots at the top. They feel somewhat overpowering and also the differences in size make them look not as professional. I assume it was all just for the sake of testing out the design though because I've seen your other work and know the craftsmanship you put into your finished work.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually did the dots that way on purpose. I like the dots different sizes for several reasons. From far away, it does trick the eye to make it look more like text. I know, it tricked me lol. Also, in nature, perfection with a thing like this is never seen. If you look at markings on a shell, especially if you look from shell to shell within a species, there are always inconsistencies. I agree with you about them being too pronounced. When imagining the larger version, I'm envisioning the dots to have more of a gradiant to them. Thanks for your help!
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ABitMadInTheHead Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I see where you are coming from. I think it is probably the more pronounced state of the dots that's what bothers me most. Additionally, I think for that part of the creature, I thought you were trying to mimic the preciseness of a light bulb while having a much more organic base. I say go for the design you like best because what is the point of art if you aren't happy with the finished product :D
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