Friday, January 1, 2010

My Favorite Obsession...


...continues into the new year. Happy 2010, everyone!
Also, I started a new page for wholesale customers. Not much there yet, but it's a start.

8 comments:

chris said...

Nice idea - but how do you deal with the underside (and keep the salt etc in)?

Happy New Year!

Chris

Lori Watts said...

Good question! The underside is flat, just like the underside of a mug would be -- they are thrown as closed "bubbles." At leatherhard, I use a half-inch drill bit to drill a hole in the side. After shrinkage, it is just large enough for a half-inch rubber stopper to fit snugly.

chris said...

Thanks Lori - I'll give it a go

All the best

Chris

Linda Starr said...

Hi Lori, your salt and pepper shakers are so wonderful and I like the fact that you make them round which makes them more stable on a table I would suspect. Why do you wait till they are leather hard to drill the hole? Could you not use a clay hole cutter when they were softer and avoid drilling? Do they break ever break when you are drilling them?

Lori Watts said...

Hi Linda! I wait until leatherhard because the holes need to be pretty much perfectly round for the stoppers to fit right. If I cut the holes too early, the piece can deform a little bit, and then the salt leaks. All over the stove top. (Ask me how I know this.)
I just jold the bit in my hand, I don't put it in the drill, and I make the hole at a quite-early leatherhard stage, so, no, luckily I haven't lost any yet.

Linda Starr said...

Hi Lori, thanks so much I was envisioning you drillingl into the piece. My holes distort for the baskets I just made and for pendants, i will have to try your method, thanks again this really helped me.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

These rock!!

tkceramics said...

These are nice but they will look greater with some color on :)

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