C TRIPP on tue 31 oct 00
David Hendley says "I've always liked to make little bottle-vases, thrown
off the hump...All through the years, I had to listen to 'What are these
for?' when people looked at these little pots...Well, guess what, if you put
a clay bead and a wick in, it becomes an oil candle..."
I just cannot picture this. Could someone please describe what David is
doing? Thanks very much.
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Cindy Strnad on wed 1 nov 00
Picture a small bottle with a flared lip. Fill the bottle with oil. Take a
glasswick or other wicking material, and thread it through the hole of a
bead. The bead must be large enough to sit on the flared lip of the bottle
neck without falling in to the bottle. Insert wick, with a bit sticking out
of the end of the bead. The bead is nestled into the flared rim of the
bottle and keeps the wick in place.
Earthen Vessels Pottery
RR 1, Box 51
Custer, SD 57730
J Paul Watkins on wed 1 nov 00
I have been doing this for years and people seem to love the little
varmits.... as David says.. throw a small bottle and then roll up a clay
ball that fits the mouth of the bottle...then I flatten the bottom so it
will set steady on the kiln shelf.... I flare out the lip of the bottle
and flare it shaped to fit a ball.... push a hole through the ball that
will hold a wick... I use a doubled cotton cord that just fits the hole
after firing... glaze the bottle... then I put a nail through the hole in
the ball after waxing the bottom part and dip it in the glaze that matches
the bottle... if you make a bunch of the lamps in different color glazes,
you need to keep up with the ball that matches the bottle ... I never try
to make all my bottles the same size so I make the ball to fit the
individual lamp... once I fired a ball on the lamp and now have a little
sculpture... ha!... anyway, that is how I do it.... very simple... Paul
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, C TRIPP wrote:
>David Hendley says "I've always liked to make little bottle-vases, thrown
>off the hump...All through the years, I had to listen to 'What are these
>for?' when people looked at these little pots...Well, guess what, if you put
>a clay bead and a wick in, it becomes an oil candle..."
>I just cannot picture this. Could someone please describe what David is
>doing? Thanks very much.
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