Old Greek pot

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Project by peteg posted 08-03-2015 03:06 AM 3653 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still playing with these old pots. Again the handles are part of the turning & carved away, this is a wee fella about 4” tall
This is based on an pot from the ancient Greek Apulia period way back BC.
Trying to retain the Kiln look about it, most of these found are pretty faded which is why I have tried to keep that appearance.
Thanks for the look , any comments welcome

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 08-03-2015 03:26 AM

Jeez Pete, you are really excelling at these pottery classes. Joking. You are doing great with these pots mate,
this one has everything going for it, you have the faded look even on the painting, well done. A contrast from the previous burnt ones. Like that the handles are part of the turning and not just glued on. Thanks for showing.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 05:53 AM

Hey Pete, who knew you were an old Greek? :-)
These are quite the challenge and you are doing them very well.
I think you should take up pottery and see if you can make it look like wood.
Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 08-03-2015 07:35 AM

Hey thanks ,
Bob it’s no use doing it looking brand new for an old copy
Paul, well now there’s a challenge indeed :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 08-03-2015 07:57 AM

Wonderful, Pete. But, Pete, pleeez to ‘splain how you turn the handles? Wait here a minute. I keep going back to the photos, and I think I have it figured out…........ Nope. still empty-headed. I need your help.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 11:29 AM

Great job there Pete.
It really does look like faded Pottery.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 08-03-2015 11:36 AM


-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#7 posted 08-03-2015 11:39 AM

very nice

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 08-03-2015 12:57 PM

Great replica on the pot.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 08-03-2015 01:14 PM

Pete well done. Love the color of the piece and the colors and design you added

-- Ron Campbell

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#10 posted 08-03-2015 02:02 PM

Pete, this looks exactly like something that Zorba might have had. I like your turned as part of the bowl handles, I tried this once, and was not paying attention to what I was doing, and got a good wack on the fingers, not to mention tearing up the project. Well done.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#11 posted 08-03-2015 03:11 PM

What can I add to the above ?
I know ! Get it on display in a gallery .
Beautiful work Pete


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 08-03-2015 03:37 PM

Did you say this was made in 35 B.C.!????
You’re holding up pretty well1
I like it, keep ‘em coming
Romans 45 B.C.!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#13 posted 08-03-2015 03:50 PM

I love these. They actually look very old.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 08-03-2015 09:29 PM

Very cool,, Pete. Great reproduction!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 08-03-2015 09:59 PM

Dude, I heard that sh!t was killa!!!!!!! :D

That is a great looking piece.

-- Art

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