This post is a follow up to Final Fantasy Bowl, so if you haven’t given that one a read, I suggest you do so.
Since the last post, I spent an entire open studio from 1pm to 6pm doing the underglazing and glazing on my bowl as well as some of my class time to do touch up to the glazing around the rim, bringing the total time spent on this bowl up well above 15 hours. Needless to say, after spending so much time on this project, I was pretty invested in the outcome, but sadly there’s only so much you can do before you just have to put the piece in the kiln and hope for the best. That being said, I’m pretty happy with how the whole project came out.
Without further ado, here are pictures of the sprites on the side of the finished bowl.
Fighter came out the cloudiest. The celadon glaze ran a bit thick around the rim and as such, it ran down over the top of the spites a little bit. That being said, I still think he looks pretty awesome.
Thief came out super great. No complaints here.
Red Mage also came out super well.
Black Belt’s the biggest case of the underglaze running along with the glaze. You can see the black up above his headband that ran down from the outline of his head and the little drip by the outline of his hand. He’s still awesome though.
White Mage was a ton of work because of all the corners in the pattern on her robes and I was really worried about how she’d come out. That being said, I think she looks the best of any of them and I think all the time spent on doing the sprite justice really paid off.
Black mage also looks really good, but I think his hat looks a little weird since I couldn’t perfectly match the colors.
All tolled, this was a pretty great success and I’m super stoked that my new fruit bowl looks so damn cool and nerdy at the same time! Huzzah!