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forces of nature by nyankorita forces of nature by nyankorita
Today, I write this in memory of my favorite bowl, which suffered a severe injury resulting in death, after an accidental fall during its bath.

It was created during the winter term of 2003 at the University of Oregon. The bowl, made of porcelain contaminated with a little stoneware, was carved over the course of many days, and was fired in a gas kiln with a green celadon glaze. Despite the few glaze bubbles on the inside, which were considered beauty spots, the bowl was loved and admired by many.

It served its life mainly to hold yogurt and fruits every morning, though sometimes also soup, rice, or even stir-fry. It travelled from the dusty studio at UO to a couple different apartments, as well as a house full of college kids, where it was miraculously protected from any obvious accidental abuse. It then travelled to a tipsy house in the northern island of Japan, where it spent a very cold winter, and just recently to a small comfortable apartment on the island of Honshu, where its life was brutally ended.

It shall be revived from the land of the dead, using the magic of super glue, and serve its reincarnated life as the holder of non-food items. It will, however, be missed by its food friends and its creator and killer.
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rachelmartin91 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   General Artist
wow I love this piece! Would've loved to see more photos from various angles before its death ;__;
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is just a friendly note to let you know this lovely piece has been FEATURED! [link]

I'd appreciate it if you stopped by to take a peek at the other pieces and faved the article to support the other artists!

(And my condolences for your loss :( What a lovely bowl!)
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aeravi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
featured in cool stuff :dance:

fantastic work! you have real talent, reina! I hope you make some time for ceramics, too. :)
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the bowl shall be missed :icongraveplz:
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
ooooooooooooooh!

the piece that died!

oh no!
I am so happy to see it again!

It's beautiful!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
とてもきれいな茶碗だったので、壊れてしまったのは残念なことですが、まだ使えるならいいんですね。柄は生きているかのような感じを与え、素敵ですし。
私も、台湾へ行ったときとても侘び寂び的な茶缶(お茶を入れる器)を買ったんですが、イタリアに帰ったらふたが落ちて傷ついてしまいました。でもおかげでいまもっとわびさびな感じがするのですXD。
ちなみに、しばらく話していないので私の日本語がわかりにくいかもしれませんが、すみませんね。
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
いいえ、難しい漢字まで使っていて、とてもお上手ですよ ^_^

il tuo giapponese e piu migliore del mio italiano. neanche non ho practicato il italiano in molto tempo... comunque, molto grazie per il complimento, la critica estesa e la storia bella!

ho visto nel tuo profile che ti piace la arte ceramica, ma la tua galleria e di digital arts. tu fai la arte ceramica?
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ma... tu parli anche Italiano... e sei pure bravissima! Che sorpresa!

いえいえ、あなたもイタリア語お上手ですよ。難しい言葉もご存知ですし。少しお聞きしたいと思いますが、どこでイタリア語を勉強なさいましたか?

私のギャラリーですが、イラストは趣味と仕事になっていますが、焼き物を作れないのにとても興味があるのです。もともと好きでしたし、3年間茶道を勉強しましたので、そこがこの興味がもっと深くなりました。ですので茶道用の茶碗や、お茶いれ、水差し、花瓶、お湯のみなどの小さなコレクションを持っています。でも自分で作ったものではないので、ギャラリーに写真を入れるのは悪いと思って・・・。
いつか焼き物を勉強したいとは思っていますが、なかなか機会がなくて・・・。でも東京に住んでいたとき焼き物の展覧会があったら絶対いっていました(笑)。
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
ありがとうございます。でも、分からない言葉をインターネットの辞書で調べながら書いたので、実力はもっと低いですよ。。。

ho studiato il italiano per quasi un anno nella universita, e anche ho visitato Italia per 5 settimane per viaggiare e studiare arte di tessile. ma adesso non ho praticato italiano in 3 anni >.< il mio spagnolo e migliore perche l'ho studiato piu.

che interessante che hai studiato cerimonia di te, e che hai abitato in Tokyo! Che hai fato in Tokyo? la arte ceramica e molto diferente in Italia, ma e molto bella anche. forse potresti studiarla in Italia??
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ma anche io controllo sul dizionario le parole che non mi ricordo XD
そうなんだ!英語、スペイン語、イタリア語ができるんですね。すごいと思います!私は英語と日本語以外はドイツ語を勉強したことありますが、何年間使わなくて、もうすでに忘れてしまいました・・・。
偶然ですが、私のお茶の先生もイタリアに住んでいて、布を探したり織ったりしていました。仕事で帯を縫うんですので。今は銀座のアンティックモールでお店がありますし。
東京に住んでいたとき私のことですが、漫画の出版社で仕事を見つけて二年間ぐらい働いていました。でもいろいろな理由で結局辞めて帰国したのです。
イタリアでも確かに焼き物の教室があるんですね。ただ、今まで見たには高くてあまりいいのが見つけられなかったのです。それに、いい先生がいても、普通会社を持っているので自分の目下の人にしか教えない主義が多いんです。いい先生が見つかったら絶対なら痛いんですけどもね。あぁ、でも何より備前焼を作りたいんですが・・・・:)。
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
あ〜、備前焼かぁ。。。いいですよねー ^_^

conosci 益子焼(ましこやき)? Mashiko e dove Shoji Hamada ha fatto la ceramica. la campagna rimane abbastanza attiva, e ci sono qualche persone di altro paese che sono studiando la ceramica. tu devi visitarla se vieni a giappone di nuovo.

che bella che tu hai lavorato a una casa editrice di manga! naturalmente a me sembra bella, ma sto sicuro che era difficile. i giapponesi sono pazzi... >.<

come si chiama il boutique della tua professoressa di te? mi piacerebbe visitarla!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sì, adoro la semplicita' della ceramica Bizen. Di solito anche le forme sono semplici e pulite. Alla mia ex-ragazza piacevano ceramiche piu' grezze e irregolari, che sono molto intense, ma secondo me sono meglio forme piu' gentili. E Bizen e' perfetta per questo.
ちょっと難しい言葉をつかっちゃった気がしますが、もしわからないところがありましたらご遠慮せず聞いて下さいね。説明しますので。
実は益子焼をしらなかったです。インターネットで見つかった焼き物がとてもきれいだと思いました。これもわびさびがあってとてもいいと思いますね!また日本に行ったら絶対行こうと思っています。

ま、漫画の出版社というのは、確かに興味深い仕事ですけど、とっても古い業界なので社長たちはみなお年寄りですし、考え方も結構固くて無慈悲なんです。ほとんどの彼らは戦争に行った人たちですし、うちの部長もそういっていたけど、ああいうひとは鬼なんですね(笑)。休暇もほとんどありませんし。
あはは、そっか、日本人が狂ってるんだ。ま、実は僕が思うのは、東京なら確かにそうですが、東京は東京で、日本ではないと思っています。山形、奈良、日光も行きましたが、そこの人はぜんぜん違うんです。
でも3千万の人が集まっている都会なので、ぼけてしまうのは当たり前だと思います。狭いですし。しかも同一性がない町です(同一性ってIdentityという意味で正しいですか?)。みな外から来ていますので、田舎ものといわれたくなくてアクセント、方言、習慣を隠してしまって、失ってしまって、すべてが一つの平らなグレーになりますね。皆そこまでなっちゃうわけではないんですが、ま、そうならない人が変わり者だと思われそうですので、そういう仕事の習慣がありえるのは驚きではないんですね。ま、ただ私の意見ですけどもね。間違っているかもしれません。

そうそう、私の先生のお店ですが、名前は「花邑」(はなむら)。ここはホームページです [link]
長く話してしまいましたが、ごめんなさいね、ぺらぺらになっちゃいまして。
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
辞書を使いながら読んだら、何とか分かりました。私は結構シンプルなのも、派手なのも、両方好きです。窖窯や登り窯で、自然の力で焼き上げた陶器は本当にすばらしいと思います。。。とかって言いながら、繊細な彫刻に青磁がかかっているような陶器も好きです。それは"forces of nature"を見れば明らかでしょう。春休みに韓国に行ってきましたが、インチョンの陶器にはとても感動しました!

やっぱり東京のそういった会社は厳しいんですね〜。私にしてはのんびり栃木があっているようです(笑)。たまに東京へ遊びに行くと、刺激されて帰ってきます。田舎に住んでいると、都会に憧れますが、実際住んでみるとしても、きっと長期間はもたないだろうなと、いつも思います。以前も友達から「東京にいる人たちはいずれも田舎からやって来た人たちだ。それを隠すために皆灰色の洋服を着て、周りに何があっても、当たり前のような振りをして無視をする。」というふうに聞いていました。もちろん実の『江戸っ子』もいるでしょうけど、やっぱり貴方や友達がいう通りなんですね。(identityは同一性で大丈夫だと思います。でも私は普通にアイデンティティーといつも言ってます^_^; )

mi dispiace. oggi sono troppo pigra per scrivere in italiano >_< ho provato a seguire il link del boutique della tua professoressa, ma non ha funzionato. forse potro' google il nome del boutique.
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taika-kim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what a sad, yet hopeful story :) The carving is close to perfection, and that near-jade of that glaze is very much beautifulus too!
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Lastwear Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hee, this is the best obituary for an inanimate object that I've ever read :D
you should start a column. People could send in tales of beloved kettles that were left on stove tops too long and combs that lost all their teeth because of hair products with too much sugar in them!

-Thom B.
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
xD that would be awesome!
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karolina-g Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
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aeravi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
i absolutely love the design you`ve created here!! very nice. i wish i had a better monitor to study it with!!
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polegnyn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always the personal favorites that break. I sent a personal favorite of one of my bowls to a friend and it broke on its way. :(

Anyway, absolutely love this one. <3 Celadon :)
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Ryan-AM Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
too bad it broke. daijyobu?
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
daijyobu ^____^

it's spending its second life as the keeper of my earrings. I needed something to store those in anyway : /
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Ryan-AM Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Hey can I get your opinion on some of my art? Given that you are someone who has worked in clay I think your opinion as an artist might be helpful.
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
sure :'D

I will do that when I come back home from work today.
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Ryan-AM Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Yeah sorry I see you already did. I am not on here everyday so its hard to keep up with who said what when. Thanks all the same though. I really dig what you do. I looked again and your stuff is outta sight man (woman). Have you ever heard of the game ICO?
The big quilt that is your featured deviation reminds me of the designs that are on the fabrics in that game. If i had a beautiful place out in the country, a cottage made of fine hardwoods with a thatched roof and stone fireplace, I would call on you to furnish the beds and couches with your handywork. If I were rich that is... Oh funny! A Lemon Jelly song is on the radio now called Spacewalk. The song repeats the word "Beautiful" about 50 times. I could say the same 500 times in reference to your work. Ichiban!
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nyankorita Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
boy, you are too sweet ^___^ I'll furnish the cottage, you make the dishes, k?

*blushes

can't say I've ever heard of the game ICO, but that's cool :'D
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Ryan-AM Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Hey sup i've been away a couple days. Yeah I got no problem makin the dishes. It would only take me a couple of days... And yes, i know im sweet. When I was born my mom dunked me in a jar of sugar. Indeed I was premature, but nevertheless ... sweet.
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kungfudugong Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
what a stunning piece! i'm so very sorry that it broke. i'm sure it knows how loved it is, and thank you so much for sharing it with the DA community
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scooter7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
A wonderful life for a beautiful little perfect green bowl. So sad it broke. Now it needs a mate to sit beside it on the shelf, doncha think? :clap:
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Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
So so beautiful. You were very gutsy to even use it at all. I couldn't have.
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nyankorita Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
ahhh, thank you! as they say, ceramics is the ultimate practice of non-attachment.

-____-;;
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ScaryPotter Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
;_;

it looks so good too!

I've got to try this whole carving thing...
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nyankorita Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
it's soooo much fun ^_^ but you have to like doing tedious things.
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ScaryPotter Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
do I ever!
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lisaluera Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
This is beautiful! So many hours of work. I'm so sorry to hear it broke. :(
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vinylram Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
:( cracks = character?
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nyankorita Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
xD yeah, that's one way of thinking about it...
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