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This one was both fun and a challenge. All the hippos are hollowed out and connected by aeration holes from one to another so that it doesn't blow up in the firing. It survived being fired to stoneware temperature with only one small crack along the back of the bottom hippo. I'm really pleased with the result.
To get an idea of the size check out my new profile pic.
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FauxHead Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your style and the humor in your work! Your name "Hippopottermiss" caught my attention immediately!  Just the best! :)
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KuddlyKreatures Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! Great work, they're all so adorable :D
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hydena41 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! How big is it? Did you have to hollow them out?
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
It's about 18 inches tall and yes I did have to hollow them out.
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PHarold Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful sculptrue! And that is wonderful it survived the firing nearly intact!
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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PHarold Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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FanaticalOne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, aren't they cute!
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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GRAINDEMENTHE Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ton travail est toujours original et elegant.

tu penses refaire bientot des pendentifs hippos ?
je me demandait ou tu en etait de la liste d'attente...
j'espere toujours pouvoir en avoir un. un de ces jours
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Je suis toujours bien en retard avec mon poignet et mes yeux. Oui, j'espère en faire bientôt.
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Ilharess Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
fantastic :) i 'envy' you people who can do such amazing works, be it sculpture or painting/drawing :heart:
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) but you do lovely things too :D
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Ilharess Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
thank you :)
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:jawdrop: :wow: :worship:  I am IMPRESSED!!!  I know just how important it is to make sure they don't explode in the kiln ... :O :O :O

But they are now a hilarious heap of hollow hippos!!!! :D
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) It was a real challenge but I enjoyed it. Can't say it did my wrist much good though :(
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness so many hippos! 
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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Athalour Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   General Artist
Cirque de Hippopotami! This really made me smile. :D
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like making people smile :)
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Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely neat. Great craftsmanship!
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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