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Wednesday, 28 May 2008

ABC Wednesday - S


Time for ABC Wednesday again, and we've reached the letter S.

I thought I'd Share another of my birthday presents, so
S
is for

SEAL




When I learned some pottery-making, many years ago, we called these "pebble pots"
You make two bowl-shaped pots and stick them together, then add what decoration you wish.
This one has been adapted to form the shape of a SEAL's head, then glazed to bring out the large dark eyes.
Second Son thinks I should put it in one of my water-garden bowls!

(editing - Petunia asked about the size of my seal. I can hold it in two hands. It measures roughly 9.5cm high by 17 long. And no, I didn't make this, it's beyond my abilities!)

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And have a Super Wednesday!

34 comments:

Aileni said...

Ahahh - first today! Very reminiscent of the heads that would watch us pass as we sailed through the Reach.

mrsnesbitt said...

How lovely! Very real too.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful seal's head. Very nice choise for the letter S:)

Miss_Yves said...

Strange...(I believe it was E. T at first glance ) but so nice !
Miss Yves

babooshka said...

Your letters are always so creative.
Lovely presents you recieved and certainly different. Excellent post.

Deb said...

You made that yourself? Wow, that's very creative

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Nice S-choice. I have a seal too.

Nydia said...

Oh, what a lovely seal's head! Looks like it's emerging from water! Loved it, Miss Dragon. Just cute!
Have a great day, kisses from Nydia.

Sacred Suzie said...

They are just amazing! Beautiful. They remind me of the seals I saw in British Columbia. How I miss them.

Nice to meet you!

Dr.John said...

That is a cute piece of pottery.

Chris Elphick said...

How cool is that!

Kiki said...

This is lovely, very accurate I think! Wonderful animals.

Petunia said...

Beautiful! How big is it?
Petunia's ABC

starnitesky said...

Super and very sweet.

Ida said...

Other bloggers have told med about your seal toady. It is nice! :)
I have one on my blog today also. It`s alive. ;)

MY S

Liz said...

Did you make that? How clever. Yes, in the water would be a good place for it.

CherryPie said...

I think it would look lovely in your water garden bowl :-)

Sharon said...

How very pretty it is! I love it.

John said...

Very creative choise for S!
Nice shots too.

andrée said...

now that is interesting. Such a calm and peaceful visage on your seal there.

barbara said...

Very expressive; that shows a real artist as the head ( and it's expressions) is are not easy to capture.

Patty said...

wow wonderful detail. Very nice S post.

Paulie said...

I am glad I am late so I could read your editing comment also! What a beautiful piece! Yes, you should add it to your water garden . . . it is a seal that is "sealed" after all! Ü

I am late in posting mine but I do have an entry posted late yesterday and hope you will drop by if you see this message.

Neva said...

It would be lovely in a p;nd! You would think a seal is coming up to say hi!
My S is here
And here

RuneE said...

Nice seal and nice photos. A cosy thing to have around the house.

me ann my camera said...

I love the uniqueness of abc wednesday photos; your 'S' seal is delightful. Thank you for your visit to mine.

Dina in Jerusalem said...

Your seal has personality. That is a unique S post. ThankS.

Berit said...

Beautiful, you are so creative, I love it!!!!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful gift! Seals have such amazing eyes, and the artist captured that perfectly!

Mental P Mama said...

Thanks for visiting! That is one sweet seal! I love that face.

mylittlephotonook said...

So creative and handy you are!I also went to a ceramic class in the eighties, but mostly we made pots and vases.The seal is so cute, please send one to me :-=)

Dick said...

Nice S post.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

"Louis's" "S" was a "S"ubmarine.

VP said...

I like the bowl idea - it would look just like they do in the wild then.

I'm surprised you didn't get a dragon for your birthday though!