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Ugly duckling by LaughingTree Ugly duckling by LaughingTree
*Edit* Sorry for the repost... But I updated the image. This one has much better contrast.*

This piece is a lot more complex that it looks. It looked really bad when I was finished with it, so I cut off the top at an angle, polished it, and then added a battuto technique to the side.

It's a three hour piece. A cane pickup incalmo switch axis... After I battutoed the sides and cut the top it looked much MUCH better. I quite like it now!

It's about 16" tall
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Given 2005-05-31
Ugly duckling by ~LaughingTree is a wonderful example of elegant form and design in a supercooled liquid. ( Featured by sapphiretiger )
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Kissme123lal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD I WANT IT I love the blue scaleish thing! and that color GORGEOUS!!
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :D I wanted to let you know that you've been featured here: [link]
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Atonatl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Very interesting and beautiful look.
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
this ugly duckling isent that ugly, :D infact i think its my favorite pice you've done
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Thanks! Glad you like it. I ended up liking it quite a lot in the end.
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ImaginingReality Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Are you selling this?
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I'm afraid this piece no longer exists...
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ImaginingReality Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
What happened to it?
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
It broke in transit... Thanks USPS... And then I sent it in for an insurance claim and they lost it... I never got anything back :(
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ImaginingReality Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
OMG, that's terrible!! It's such a beautiful piece too... I'm sorry about what happened. :(
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely beautiful piece.
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notwonderland Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I would so buy this and live inside it!
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Well that's a great thing to say!
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a lovely piece! Very nice :)
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urban-lingo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
great work! its like a fish, beautifully fluid and free
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ashkamoo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
You have been featured here in honor of glass week. I hope you enjoy the feature and fave it so the word spreads :)
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Loucife Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This beautiful piece has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconceanji:
ceanji Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
this is so amazing! i love the colors and the swirls.
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lilbroseph Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Well Done!
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timegate Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That is beautiful! Reminds me of scales or maybe a fly eye! Awesome!
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selina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Nice work
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SwmnYin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Wow, this is absolutely amazing. I love the colors.
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ali-musette Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
thats just beautiful... i wish my mum was up, she'd love it
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DaredevilTaoist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Freaking sweet where did you make this?
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Made this piece quite a few years ago at Ohio State University's glass program, while I was a student there.
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TeardropGalaxy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
This is so gorgeous. You almost expect the designs to be moving.
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ashhLOVE Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Digital Artist
oh wow. you have so much talent
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ringnebula Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Wow what you can do with glass is amzing!!I love your works of art!!!!:wow:
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NataBathory Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is anything but ugly :giggle:
I LOVE the colors!!
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shinobug Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Why did you title this "Ugly Duckling"?

I think it is a wonderful piece. I would love to do glassware, but my limit is pottery.
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Well it ended beautifully... But when I started this piece, it was in no way shape or form attractive to the eyes!
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Jenzay Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Beautiful~ :0
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TheNecco Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Student General Artist
gorgeous work!
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AeruShinjin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
very very very amazing!!
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thebenignbassoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
thats no ugly duckling. thats gorgeous
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Thank you! Although I assure you it was not always so pretty!
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stream-reflections Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
beautiful! i love the colors! and the shape! :+fav:
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SoulSex Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
Cool, it reminds me of a fish swimming between algues with his head and tails cut off.
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
Can't say as though I've heard that one before. I could see how you see it though. Interesting thought process you have. :D
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shuupi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
i love the shape and color, it's just breath-taking.. excellent job :clap:
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twisted-soul Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
wow! amazing! great work man these are excellent!
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Ching-wa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
That's the most beautiful piece of art i've seen and will ever see. Wish i have such a beautiful piece in my home.
--- You have talent. Hope to see more pieces like this.
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
Wow. Thanks for the compliment. I hope to make more pieces like this:D
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Nikolaj Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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andydeek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
omg wow...i love it! its gorgeous! nice work :D
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urge Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't see many of those around here... glad there are some.
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urge Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't see many of those around here... glad there are some.
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magesblood Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Student Photographer
This reminds me of my uncles glass work. That's a compliment :)

I love how you used that technique to make it look almost like fish scales (that's the first thought I had when I saw it).
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assimilated Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful!
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spiffyramen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
pwetty! i like it! :claps:
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