I think this is the coolest thing I've seen on ebay. I kinda want this owl jug even though it costs $2000USD.
From the ebay listing: One of the rarest examples of ancient Roman North African ceramic art that we have ever seen, dating to around 300 AD. A miniature 'plastic' terracotta jug depicting a seated, laterally facing Owl. The modelling, including the incised work on the feathers, is exceptional. This miniature ceramic oenochoe was probably made to hold cosmetics or other valuable ointments. Remnants of red pigment. Height: 2 7/8 inches. Width: 2 1/2 inches. Condition: Excellent; restored from one or two sections with little infill. The base and lip consolidated. Provenance: English private collection. For a similar quality ceramic see lot 166, 8th June 2004, Christie's New York.
These crystal pendants would have looked awesome if they had worked. I guess you learn by failing and these were an epic fail. I thought I'd be extra clever/lazy by firing the pendant caps with the crystals 'in situ'. I couldn't understand why anyone hadn't thought of this before.
Unfortunately the crystals exploded in my kiln, destroying these lovely crystals in the process.
This necklace has been six months in the making and isn't quite finished but this is the sample which I have been wearing.
To be honest since getting it I have relegated about 70% of my lower level decision making to the little monkey. Questions like -should I have another coffee? -should I go to sleep? -should I eat something?
The French Monkey will arrive at Corky Saint Clair half way through February.
I like rainbows, crystals, coloured pencils, swimming, manifesting, visualising, poetry, going out for breakfast, graphic novels, air conditioning, miniature anything, clothing made from synthetic fabrics, travelling, travelling, staying in nice hotels, headphones, husbears + soft hands.
I don't like people who make me feel tired.