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Art Elements Theme Reveal – Stars

Today is reveal day for the Art Elements Theme challenge and this month Laney chose stars… 
When I think of stars I imagine galaxies, nebulas and clouds of colour. I love to keep up to date with all things space, we watched the mars landing the other day, but I particularly love the Hubble telescope galaxy shots. It really shows you how small and insignificant we are on our little blue ball when you see the vastness of space! 
NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula, is a churning region of star birth that is located about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion.

This is what I took as my inspiration for the theme, I haven’t done any lustre glazing for a while so this would be the perfect chance to try it out again. 

I started out with some sleepy fox galaxy bowls. Each one is roughly 10cm across and decorated with lustre glazes and pure gold. I’d forgotten how much I loved the flashy colours… I’m a real magpie for things like this!


My husband told me a while back that I couldn’t cover everything in this glaze, and although I disagree, I did a few in plain white with gold and enamelled decoration for a bit of variety.
I really like how these turned out, although they use the same base, they’re completely different. I’m usually not very good at glazing, so getting two that I’m happy with is rare!
Thank you to Laney for a fantastic theme, I’ve had loads of fun lustre firing again!
I hope you’ll join me taking part in the blog hop to see what the rest of the Art Elements Team and guests have created. Follow the links below….
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16 thoughts on “Art Elements Theme Reveal – Stars

  1. I think that blue galaxy bowl is enchanting – if you look at it long enough, it will take you to other worlds! The gold one, on the other hand, is very elegant. What a great way to interpret the challenge!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! I thought I was in love with the blue lustre glaze and gold stars until I kept scrolling down and saw the white with the gold. I am torn between the two. The blue/gold is fabulous but the white makes the fox really visible and so sweet. So well done! I would want one of each.

  3. men!! they know nothing! but as much as I love that blue glaze the second one is my absolute favourite the colours make it seem so ethereal. Lovely.. as always 🙂

  4. I am amazed that the bowls look totally different and I love each. I am unable to pick a favorite. They are both gorgeous!

  5. Caroline, the last photo has the markings & looks like my daughter’s/son-in-law’s dog Alphonse. He’s a Shiba Inu and sleeps in his doggie bed in that position. And he looks like a Fox! I’m drawn to the blue ones also, the color is fab.

  6. Ooh beautiful! Both versions are eye-catching, but I think I’m partial to the blue since the post’s beginning set the mood for galaxies and nebulae. 🙂

  7. wow, wow, wow! I love both the bowl. The white and gold brings out the details of the fox but the blue is just gorgeous

  8. I am in love. While I would initially disagree with your husband, as you can use the blue glaze as much as you want in MY opinion – then I saw the others. Swoon. Only problem? I wouldn’t put anything in it to cover up the fox…..

  9. These are SO wonderful Carolyn! I too find that the blue glazes pull me in and I have to try hard to not glaze everything in it. 🙂

  10. Both versions of the bowl are glorious. I love the depth of color in the blue piece and also adore the simple contrast in the white-gold piece. Completely fabulous.

  11. What a gorgeous blue! Your bowls are all great, the colours of the first, the simpliticity and details of the second, I love them equally.

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