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Trivet by Eve Fox, design based on a Japanese tattoo | by Eve Fox
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Trivet by Eve Fox, design based on a Japanese tattoo

This is a trile trivet that I painted probably three years ago (but had forgotten about until my mom got it fired for me and mailed it to our house.) The design is taken from a beautiful book of tattoos. This has always been my very favorite one. I love both the fish and the way the tattoo artist rendered the water. I've copied this a number of times before on paper but figured that it would be a good subject for a kitchen trivet. I drew the design in pencil (which burns off in the firing process), then painted it with undercoat glazes.

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Taken on July 20, 2009