July 14, 2003
she's crafty

this pic gives a good idea of the true color

I got my other glass projects back over the weekend, the round plate turned out OK except for some reason it clouded, I don't know if it was overfired or what, but THIS ONE - the square sushi platter - came out fabulous.
I'm really pleased with the color and clarity of this one, like his eyes.

Click here to see a straight-on shot of the design.
I should have wiped the fingerprints off before I took that pic.

Anyway, I think I will be helping my brother to invest in a kiln to go into the plate business.

My mom looked at it turned a quarter and said it looked sort of like an Asian symbol.
So if I have any readers from China/Japan who could look at it from this angle and let me know if it resembles anything, I'd be thankful.
I'd like to make sure I'm not putting the word for something unappetizing on my plates.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at July 14, 2003 04:26 PM .

Very impressive. Sounds like fun. Your own original desgns could all have your signature abstract "K" on them - kind of like YSL or somebody. Tres chic!

As long as you don't do "I [heart] Keanu," you're in the clear!

Luv the color.

Posted by: Chianti on July 14, 2003 04:27 PM

For real??

It did turn out nice, didn't it....:)

Sort of reminds me of the Union Jack [I think it's all those kris kross lines/black against white sort of thing...

Glad it came out ok..

Posted by: Keanuette on July 14, 2003 04:37 PM

Yes. He promotes art shows, so all I would need is an inventory and I could be a weekend arteest.

Posted by: krix on July 14, 2003 04:41 PM


Will be be expensive?

Posted by: Keanuette on July 14, 2003 04:51 PM

Yeah, it looks chinese from that angle...

LOL - you don't wanna cause offense :)

Posted by: Keanuette on July 14, 2003 04:53 PM

You're right. I changed the post to read Asian instead of Japanese after looking at the symbols here.

Posted by: krix on July 14, 2003 04:59 PM

Oh, and to answer if it would be expensve, yes.
Raw supplies for one plate, run anywhere from 30-40 dollars on up (depending on the glass you use) and then you must factor in the cost of the kiln, of the power and of one's time.

Posted by: krix on July 14, 2003 05:03 PM

I would be honored to count myself among one of your first customers.

I'll be able to say, "I knew her when. . ." and then sell it for a kzillion dollars when you do become that famous arteest.

Posted by: Tyler on July 14, 2003 05:16 PM

Tyler! You're the grooviest.
Once we get things underway, I'll be sure to announce when I have some for sale.

Posted by: krix on July 14, 2003 05:27 PM

You should definitely make a go of it Krix! I took glass blowing classes for about 2 years. It was so much fun! I should sign up again after the summer (the studio just too hot during the summer!)

Posted by: Weezie on July 14, 2003 06:29 PM

What can I say? I am just your average every day groovy kind of chick.

Really do think you should go for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. :)

Posted by: Tyler on July 14, 2003 07:46 PM

oh wow!!! Great job. It turned out really well! I'd have no problem paying for a cool sushi plate like that.

Lurve the color!

Fabulous!!! But then again I thought your ladle holder was nifty too in a very retro way. :-)

Posted by: frell on July 15, 2003 08:13 AM

From that angle -- and I'm not taking a stretch on this -- it really does look like a funky version of the word "not," pronounced "boo" in Mandarin.

Posted by: crackerjjaks on July 15, 2003 11:26 AM

It's a subliminal Mandarin motivational DIET PLATE!
The price just doubled.
Thanks cjj!

Posted by: krix on July 15, 2003 11:34 AM

damn ... I missed ordering my plate before it became the foo foo mandarin diet plate!

beautiful work krix -- you've got to sell online ;-) I'm a big fan of summer art shows (we have lots on the jersey shore) and your samples are MUCH better than most of the stuff I've seen for sale. go for it!!

Posted by: roxy on July 15, 2003 03:32 PM

luvluvluv it. i'll buy one, too. :)

Posted by: lori on July 15, 2003 04:26 PM

Yup, crackerjjaks is right on that one. Your nifty plate has the Chinese character that's also pronounced "fu" or "bu" in Japanese. In Japanese it means "un-" or "in-" as in unbreakable or inconceiveable. Nice plate!

BTW, I love your blog. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Raiza on July 16, 2003 01:16 PM

Thanks :)

Posted by: krix on July 16, 2003 01:31 PM

I've got a suggestion for next plate project. Its similar to this one. You should try doing a Chinese symbol for "Dragon" which is KCR's year of birth. I can't get just the symbol to paste here but here is a link to the horoscope page I use the most that has it in the header next to the word "dragon".


It kinda looks like a K with extras!

Posted by: w on July 17, 2003 10:01 PM

Ooooooo, that's a great idea W!
And I'll get to do torch work to make the curve.

Posted by: krix on July 17, 2003 10:06 PM

I think the sideways "K" looks kind of like "not" (as mentioned above), but to me I thought it looked kind of like the character for 'wood' (or "mu" in Chinese [Mandarin]).

Just my 2 cents.

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: on July 18, 2003 04:01 PM
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