Nubian Pots

Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2011-11-12 13:55

Well, here they are: my Nubian but wonky tissue paper pots which I couldn’t get to open on Paul’s beer post!............Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.
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Well, I suppose the one on the right is called Jill-Pot; the one on the left is her mother-in-law: between they they are supporting Jack-Pot. I bet he's in really hot water when they get him home. 

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MSmom-You crack me up! Smile

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Oh, Sarah, they deserve their OWN post, anyway!  It all worked out as it should have! Charming; the photo is great as a still life, too.

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love the vibrant colour!!

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I love them! They have so much character :D The one in the middle looks like it's about to burst into song. The other two have the slightly leathery look of "peat-bog bodies". LOL!

Great glaze.

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They are so beautiful! They look like they are dancing. Bending in waist,moving in hips and they are just about to move. The middle one looks to be most agile. They are so positive and bring much joy when looking at them. I feel like having to dance when looking at them.

My joy was spoilt when trying to post this comment. It dissapeared completely. I had to write it once more. But some joy has remained but not so much as when writing it before. Cry

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Paul, they were made from tissue paper and the glaze is just coat of dammar varnish.  I would dread to think what happen to them if you put wine in them!

MSMom, I liked your version of Jack and Jill!  I’ll tell you what happened when I was making them, though.  It was just before I met David and I ws makng them for a trade show in Harrogate.   Workng late at night I slipped with a Stanley knife and nearly sliced through the knuckle of my left thumb.  Blood gushed out as it does with me and since I didn’t want to go to A&E on a Friday night, I bound my hand and held it above my head until the bleeding lessened.  I went to get it seen to the next day but I still have a three sided scar on that knuckle.  So it was really the potter who needed saving from the trash that night!  He was saved about twelve years later, though, and not just from a bloody thumb...................... Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Oh, um, how did this get put here?  I was just doing one spelling mistake! 

Well, now that it has been unearthed, I might as well say a bit about how I made them: they are about twenty layers of tissue paper, layered over children's balloons and glued with wallpaper paste.  When the mixture was semi dry, after about ten hours, I burst the balloons and the pots carried on drying, but in these uneven shapes.  Actually, the sooner the baloons are burst, the more irregular the shape, but if you do it too soon the pot will just collapse.

When they were dry, I stained them with ultramarine ink and varnished them with dammar varnish, made from dammar resin and pure turpentine........................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.