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Friday, 17 September 2010

The Weekend in Black and White


Over 30 years ago, in my college pottery class, I made a chess set to my own design. This week my 3rd son discovered it. He now has the pieces displayed on a shelf, all ready to use when time allows. These are some of them.

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35 comments:

YTSL said...

The way you photographed those pieces, they look monumental! ;O

John said...

Neat, I always wanted to play; bought the sets and the books, but never could think more than one move ahead.

Carver said...

Those are great. Both a wonderful thing to create in your pottery class and they make a beautiful photograph.

Limar said...

Nice pieces, and a fantastic photo! :)

Lucy Corrander said...

You seem to have cyclops for pawns!

Lucy

Serline said...

Interesting shapes! They look like the fingers in the front row. Have a blessed weekend!

Lui said...

Ceramics will last for years and still retain their beauty! Your son just discovered a treasure. This made me remember the ceramics chess pieces I made as a satire. They were never made to play chess!

Kitty said...

I am so impressed by your design! And I agree - they do look statuesque!

@nemonen said...

They are great. Take care of them. I love chess but I don´t have anyone to play with.

Marie said...

Wow! Did you make these? Lovely.

Mar said...

Well done and well photographed!!
My b&w

Greyscale Territory said...

Intriguing chess pieces! They look so much like some precious treasure from an ancient civilisation! Stun ning!

Rimkogeren said...

Where are they beautiful - Well thanks to a game :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very good! Both your creativity in making the chess set and in photographing it!

Woody said...

That's an interesting design. Cool that your son discovered it and wants to use it. I like to photo too!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

They are beautiful pieces. So wonderful that they were found by a son so obviously drawn to their shapes.

ruthi said...

i always look forward to your black and white contribution. and i always find them interesting and amazing.

Birgitta said...

Well done! Fantastic photo!

Nydia said...

Your son is right! These pieces should be proudly displayed for everyone to see and enjoy, they're beautiful!

Kisses, love!

PS: I sent you a message at your FB, whenever youhave soe time, take a look at my question there.

thorgun said...

Wow, your own chess pieces. Fun, will remember that. They look quite big, and it's a nice structure in the ceramics.

Ewa said...

these are interesting!

Nefertiti said...

j aime bcp les nuances,tres reussie ;O)

agnetha said...

Did I understand you correctly? Have you actually made these myself. In this case you are really talented.

aims said...

Very creative! I just learned how to play chess few months ago! Wonderful!

Irene said...

Nice pieces, very creative! You did a great job with them ... and the photo too!

Wish you a great weekend!

Irene (Photograpy)

Larry D said...

Really nice photo!

RuneE said...

A very rare and very special collection - take good care of it!

Cheryl said...

I love your use of lighting for this.

ormbunke said...

Fantatiskt att ha ett så fint spel och snyggt fotograferat också. Ha de gott. Anita

paul said...

Interesting set with a great history. You controlled the highlights well.

Qwave À la carte said...

A I R Of M Y S T E R Y
Precious Craftmanship
Home Deco' Objects Of Desire
Me Heart :)

Linda said...

What a fascinating set. They look huge—but I expect that is simply the macro version.

Halina said...

Fascinating! I like the game and your photography :))
Lovely light.
Regards Halina

lina@home sweet home said...

It's a great artworks!
Stunning pic :)

magiceye said...

oh wow this is lovely!