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UFOSighting!


~~~~UFO Sighting~~~~


UFO for us means.....Unique Fabulous Originals!



Every now and again, we will sneak into our Professional Artisan Team members stores and snap a picture of some of their Awesome pieces of Art. Then we will bring it back here for all to see. 

Today's UFO sighting comes from the store of:
Duane Collins
of
Elements Pottery 
Everyone wave to Duane!!!
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Duane was nice enough to answer a few questions too!
Who are you?Duane Collins of Elements Pottery~Enchanted Pendants & Beads
Where do you live?
Port Huron, Mi.

 
What do you call yourself? (Artist? Hobbyist? Professional Ceramicist?)
I call myself a beadmaker.

 
How long have you been creating Ceramic Beads and Pendants?
3 years

 
What inspires your work?
I am inspired by flora and fauna and natural themes. Geological, organic, and even architectural motifs. I'm also inspired by classical design and Ancient World Art.

 
What is your process?
I specialize in raku.
Favorite Clay type? Glazes?
Raku clay and raku glazes.

 
Favorite Themes or design inspirations?
Fantasy and Nature.
Who do you admire in your field and why?
I admire Lisa Peters Russ for her sheer creative force and diversity and Marianne Kasparian for her innovative raku.

 

What are your favorite tools or equipment?
I love all my tools, too many to list here. 

 
Any advise for newbies?
Persist, Experiment, Read and Research, and work every day at your chosen medium. And above all-Have Fun!!



  You can find Duane's Awesome Raku Art here:Elements Pottery
Duane's FaceBook page




10 comments:

  1. Waving! Beautiful work and love the glazes!

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  2. We love you Duane!!!!
    Your Raku rocks!!!

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  3. YOU kick ass, Duane!

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  4. great work! it's very inspiring!

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  5. Omg, Duane. I love my butterfly (horizontal) pendant! Only three years? That is CRAZY!

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  6. Beautiful Duane....Good to see you cant get into to much touble on a blog. TEEHEE Lovely work!!!!

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  7. Your work is lovely and I can see that you spend a lot of time on detail. Raku can be very challenging but it is really worth the sweat and tears that often goes with it - your beads are proof of this.

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