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Sunday Studio Visit

Sunday Studio Visit – reduce, reuse, recycle

During the week hubby broke a wine glass (again) and blamed the dishwasher (again). It seemed a shame to throw away yet another glass so I decided to have a bit of fun.

About a week prior hubby had also broken a hanging terrarium in the bathroom. I had salvaged the cactus and moss and stones and had them stored in a plastic bag. So I decided to cut down the broken wine glass and create a mini succulent garden!

I cut the glass using a diamond rotary cutting tool on my dremel. Then I smoothed down the rough edges with silicone carbide paper in varying textures, finishing with the finest.

While the edges were smooth and not sharp they were a bit uneven – it was the first time I had used the dremel in this way. So I applied some copper foil used for leadlighting to the edge.


Next I planted my rescued cactus and moss, and planted a cutting of succulent from my garden. I think it looks pretty cool!

I find it important to recycle and reuse as much as possible, especially in the current political state of climate change scepticism.

I also consider it important because as a ceramic artist I do use alot of gas, water and electricity. My clay and glaze ingredients have a large carbon footprint also, in terms of miles travelled and mining.

I try as much as possible to offset this footprint by growing as much food as possible, composting waste, not using chemicals when cleaning, being a vegetarian, and of cause recycling as much as possible.

 


Apart from that I am also firing the kiln today. The kiln contains the set of custom bowls I posted about last week and some student works. Tomorrow I will be glazing the bowls and reloading the kiln for glaze firing. Hopefully all will be on track to post the order on Tuesday.

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All going to plan I will post a pic of the finish bowls on Tuesday before I package them up.

Until then, have a great week!

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Studio Visit – reduce, reuse, recycle

  1. such a good idea I have shared it to my Fb page, hope you don’t mind…

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Anna | February 27, 2017, 11:27 am
  2. Of course w/ a title like recycle/reuse in it, I’d have to issue you praise! What a massively creative upcycle w/ your broken wine glass and the broken apart succulents! And the addition of the copper foil is super lovely. P.S. Sssshhhh told tell him I said so – but I have a hubby that breaks a lot of things accidentally around the house, too! 😉 Lovely post, Dawn.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by artdoesmatter | April 8, 2017, 12:19 am

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