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Kadish Tolesa Votive by HylianJean Kadish Tolesa Votive by HylianJean
Inspired by the tree-bound stone ruins of Kadish Tolesa, one of the Ages of Uru, this decorative piece is hand-carved and -pierced from a wheel-thrown clay cylinder, and fired without glaze to allow the texture of the clay and carving to take focus.

Sounds pretentious! Actually, I spent a few days carving this one out without a real plan or pattern, so it's kind of rough. If I'd had more time I would have done something interesting with the inside of it as well. It's heavily influenced by Stephen Martinere's gorgeous concept art for Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, and by the line-of-sight puzzle of the Age.

This is one of a set of three Uru-inspired ceramic vessels. Hopefully I will get the piece representing Teledahn submitted soon. The piece representing Eder Kemo is here: [link]

Size: approx. 7.5 cm tall

Uru and its Ages are copyright Cyan Worlds Inc.
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a super cool piece. Nicely done.
DeborahaRowland Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I LOVE it!And your inspiration explanation is wonderful.I am not familiar with who and where and when,but looking at your art  and some of your word visuals my interpretation is...wood,stone and iron.Of an age before our Christ,before the bible.An island shrouded in mist.The erosion suggests great age,but the lines of design of stone block are shockingly familiar ...even futuristic.Gosh....I sound pretentious...!!!!Hopefully my interp.sounds....sane,makes some kinda sense.The images in my head make sense...I get the impression of a structure of soaring heights,a spire into the clouds.Vessle doesnt fit in my head with the piece.Votive though does say candle..and more humble.I see the piece as more grand!!It looks highfire,stoneware .Its very...KOOL!                                             
HylianJean Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! If you're curious about the environment that inspired this piece, a quick google image search for "kadish tolesa" will show you!
KyleFN Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Gorgeous, I would love to have one.

I had a thought ... I wonder if you might entertain the idea of having this laser scanned, turning it into a digital model in 3D Studio Max and then 3D printed in sandstone.

Let me know what you think...
HylianJean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It would probably be easier and cheaper to make my own mold and cast it in gypsum stone or somesuch. But as I've already given it away to a friend I kind of like the idea of it remaining one-of-a-kind. :) Glad you like it, though! Are you a Myst fan or do you just like the sculpture?
transthepsycopath Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
SWEEEEEET can you make me one AWSOME
Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks more like that building at the start of the Voltaic Age in Myst III.
neongreenbassoon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, these are great!
laughingpineapple Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Wow. Again: I love how you manage to weave the Myst imagery and symbols into regular items and craft them so well. This is so Kadish Tolesa... brilliant, as are the others and the variations on the GZ jewelry!
HylianJean Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Oh, thank you! I really appreciate all of your comments on my stuff! :hug:
laughingpineapple Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
It's great stuff! :hug:
reality-chaser Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
simply stunning.
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Way cool. Now I've got the urge to do some pottery again :) I love all the little details you put in this one, and the idea is so cool!
erockett Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
these are really good! can you sell some of them on Etsy or something?
HylianJean Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
These are each extremely one of a kind. Even if I still had access to the studio it would be a huge investment of time and effort for me to remake them and the new ones would still be unique. These each took about a week of time, all told, because of the care with which they had to dry and the firing and glazing process. That said, I would part with them if the price is right. ;)
erockett Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I can imagine that they took so much work! they're beautiful. Unfortunately I couldn't offer what one must be worth... :)
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Really incredible! You've done such fantastic work on this. I love Uru.
lady-dragonish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
You know, in some ways this reminds me of Jomon-period pottery (ancient, prehistoric Japanese pots). Really cool!
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Just amazing! Kadish Tolesa is one of my favourite URU Ages - it's so rustic, with a blend of technology and ancient woodland. :+fav:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Loooovvveee thiiiissssssss so much :D
gehnloa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   General Artist
Nice. Impressive concept.
IzzaTakiwa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   General Artist
hum, this is actually pretty cool, great work really .
Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!:wow: I am super, super impressed. Now I've got to play URU so I can comprehend the full scope of how awesome this piece is!:XD:
E-Derby Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
1000% win!
Allatwan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
riumplus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You already know how awesome I think this is ^_~
LostThyme Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!!!
If there were any piece of URU-inspired artwork that simply takes my breath away as much as Mystriven's Bahro Tablet, this is it!!
I am stoked to see what beautiful pieces you come up with next!

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June 17, 2010
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