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Ceramics: Anubis by Zanne Ceramics: Anubis by Zanne
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Yay, I'm posting something!

I'd forgotten how much I enjoy doing ceramics, and always like experimenting with different subjects and techniques.

Raku is by far my favorite style, and I really love what it did to this sculpture. The charcoal-colored skin of the Egyptian Jackal god is a result of lots of smoke and flame introduced to the cooling sculpture, and though it might be hard to see, it actually lightens up at the tips of the ears, making them almost white-tipped. Not exactly historically-correct, but I loved the effect.

Anubis approximately 14 inches tall, is made from Willamette white ceramic clay, white crackle raku glaze, red low-fire glaze, and various lustre glazes and a touch of acrylic glazing.
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:iconjakari:
Jakari Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Impressive piece. I particularly like his expression.
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Zanne Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Thank you very much; I'm glad you like him! :)  He was both a challenge and lots of fun to make.
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Jakari Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Those are the best kinds of projects. :thumbsup:
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Catloverof1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks just like a an Egyptian relic.Clap 
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Why thank you!  I'm very glad you like him!  He currently lords over my sofa table. XD
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Catloverof1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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SaveTheCRT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Wow, I so want one!!!
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Thank you! I'm very glad you like him. :)
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Legendary-Airliners Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet, I love how you made the pose for Anubis. May I ask, did you use anything for an inside support like wires or tin foil or is he solid clay?
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Zanne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Thank you! :D

Anubis is mostly hollow, with the exception of his head and arms. There is no internal support. :3

Thanks for your interest!
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Legendary-Airliners Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fast reply. Do you mind if I use your anubis as a ref for the one I'm going to make?
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Zanne Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Certainly, go right ahead. Good luck! :D
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Simple-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Master piece, I just adore Anubis :clap:
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Thank you very much! He's currently lording over my windowsill. XD
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Simple-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
you're welcome :handshake:
A windowsill sound like a good place to lord over from :XD:
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ColorMeLexie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
I know a thousand people have said this, but I love it. =o I just fired raku stuff for the first time and the colors are so interesting. Ceramics is really a lot of fun and I'm gonna go look at your other stuff.
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Zanne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Thank you! :) Raku is my favorite firing method as well; you never quite know exactly what you're going to get. It's like Christmas! XD

Ceramics is a lot of fun; I'm hoping to be able to move back down to an area where they have ceramics labs; I've missed it a lot lately.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my gallery!
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ColorMeLexie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
your're very welcome. =D
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Moongara Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
He looks so very dignified, as a god should.
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thank you, I'm glad you like him! I wanted to give him a sense of quiet, strong power; I'm glad to see I succeeded. :)
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sportswing Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Anubis is a spirit guide for me. This is a beautiful sculpture, and I happened on your upload by chance!
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Zanne Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Thank you very much! :D I like this sculpture a lot, he was very interesting to do. Glad to see he has an additional meaning for you; that makes it all the more unique. :)

Thank you for coming by and commenting, plus adding Anubis to your faves!
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Oreobot Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist
I'm in awe. The detail and the pose is perfect. So regal.
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Zanne Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Thanks! :) I enjoyed making Anubis; I was quite happy with how his pose came out. He has always struck me as a regal figure, and I really wanted to portray the power he has over us mere mortals. ;)
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technophiliac Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
wow...you rakued this?
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Zanne Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Yup, sure did! My fave part about him is still the part on the tips of his ears where the smoke didn't quite reach...giving it a varigated, almost frosted look. I know Anubis didn't have that, but I really like the effect anyway. XD
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technophiliac Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
that gold is realy beautiful. i am always afraid to raku because it can be very unpredictable. i've gotten some really cool results though.
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NichibotsuReef Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
That's so awesome!
I love Egyptian artwork.
You should check out my Bastet sculpture
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Zanne Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Thanks very much! I do like my Anubis sculpture; he's pretty cool. :D

I checked out your Bastet, she looks fantastic! A lot of work and detail is in that statue, I can tell! Great work!
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Rimani Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! It really looks fantastic! And just like Anubis should look :D fatastic colors (they are just right) and he even have that ankh-lucky charm..hmm.. you didn't do his Was-stick, did you? It's amazing how did u make his head and especially his ears! I bet those were really hard to do...
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Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thank you, I'm glad you like him! :) I'm glad you like my rendition of him, and yeah I had to have the ankh there. You know, I don't have his stick; it would be fairly easy to do though, since I have made his free hand into a fist; I could sculpt one for him. XD
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Rimani Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! It really looks fantastic! And just like Anubis should look :D fatastic colors (they are just right) and he even have that ankh-lucky charm..hmm.. you didn't do his Was-stick, did you? It's amazing how did u make his head and especially his ears! I bet those were really hard to do...
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Threnodi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
You sure are getting good with those..! I really like the pose and the proportions look so nice!
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Goodness, thank you! :) Yeah, I'm really enjoying it; I just wish I had a ceramics lab handy now!
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Voodoo2U Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I LOVE IT!!! It’s absolutely amazing nice work. Sorry if I sound crazy it’s just that I like Egyptian stuff and your artwork is awesome! :D :clap:
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Zanne Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
No, not at all! Thank you very much for your wonderful comment! I had a lot of fun sculpting Anubis; he has always held a lot of fascination for me, so I jumped at the chance to sculpt him.
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Urd-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Wow, this turned out great! Of course, you knew I'd love it. I've always been a sucker for Egyptian art, and Anubis is my favorite of the Egyptian gods (well, after Inuyasha, that is - hehehe).

Anyway, love the different ceramic projects you posted recently. I look forward to more from you!
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Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Thank you! :D And you? Love something Egyptian-themed? I have no idea what you're talking about. ;)

I'm really glad that you and many others have liked my ceramics series; I was afraid that it would be too off-track from what most expect from me. :) I like being varied.
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Urd-chan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
No, I love variety from my favorite artists. What I still have to find, though, is someone who actually does sculpture to do a similar statue of Egyptian Inuyasha from TOTD. I'd love a 3D version!
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Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
I'm really glad you're enjoying my ceramics, I enjoy the diversity as well. ^__^

*raises eyebrow* Wow...an Egyptian-style InuYasha.....that would certainly be an undertaking. ^^; Though definitely a conversation piece to gloat over. ^______~
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kyan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. he's beautiful.. I love his pose!
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
*bows* Thank you. :D I wanted to give a strong curve to his pose, to suggest power. I think I succeeded, at least in part.
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bub-J3N-blz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
thats absolutly gorgeous. the colours are perfect, with so much care to detail too. i love the posture also and it strongly reflects how he was drawn by the acient egyptians.
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Zanne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Thank you, I'm so pleased that people approve of this rendition of Anubis. :) I really wanted to portray the power and mystery of this particular deity, and was very happy that not only the sculpture, but the firing was successful in bringing that out as well. :boogie:
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Darkness-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
wow looks cool
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Zanne Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Thank you!
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Darkness-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
your welcome
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Kara-Harper Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I want to buy him...>>
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:iconzanne:
Zanne Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Thank you! :)

If you're serious about wanting to buy him, I will be putting up a journal up soon, offering him up for sale. First come, first serve. :D
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Kara-Harper Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
x3 Good! I got a better job within the library. Pay raise!
But actually >> I won't be getting that paycheck until February. Do you think you can hold off until then?
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