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ceramics - honey pots 
5th-Apr-2006 05:54 pm
the last week i've been flat out and hard pressed to get everything done.

below are the finished item for lucky ppl @ fresty-val.  there's 50 honey pots, all glazed and complete in a nice deep red terracotta.





all thrown on the wheel and stacked to dry.




then packed tightly into a kiln to bisque fire @ 1000° c




i took them to tafe and glazed th einside and rim of each. a quick job with masking tape and newspaper.



they then got special treatment of 1080° c to finish the glaze off, and arrived out of the kiln lookin glike the top foto.

i recon they're grand!

2 sleeps and i am facing the trailwalk. 100 km is getting more and more daunting. the weather has changed and with the onset of winter i am a bit worried about how cold it's going to be.
Comments 
5th-Apr-2006 08:31 am (UTC)
I reckon they're absolutely spiffing. How big are they? Do the lucky recipients get them *with* honey?
5th-Apr-2006 09:54 am (UTC) - shhhhhhhhhhh
they are approx 10cms high, slightly oversize shot glasses, and yeah they have honey to go in em ;)

5th-Apr-2006 10:50 am (UTC)
i added som egold leaf to one and held it in my hand for scale

<img src="http://www.will.net.au/lj/2006/apr/5/gold>
5th-Apr-2006 10:51 am (UTC)
5th-Apr-2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Honey is good.. and they look very sexy!

You should put some honey in em and then ship some to me in Hobart!
5th-Apr-2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Though I have to admit, on first look, I thought they were the size of plant pots. I was thinking somewhere in the 1 1/2lb to 2lb range for the unthrown clay. Obviously I was wrong and thought your kiln was a heck of a lot bigger than it is ;)
5th-Apr-2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Awesome!

And happy belated birthday!
5th-Apr-2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
Very very pretty. These would so become vaces in my house.
5th-Apr-2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Vaces with flower frogs would make a neat project, just in case you run out of ideas!
http://www.bullworks.net/ffg/ffg.html
6th-Apr-2006 05:40 am (UTC)
Spifftastic! They look just the biz for drinking mulled wine, one almost scalding ladleful at a time so you lose count really quickly.
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