Sunday, May 10, 2009

Making my Bronzclay pot was an adventure.

For starters, I had to find a way to create the shape of the pot. It came to my mind the way we build piñatas in Mexico, we use a balloon as the core and build around it, so I've got a water balloon and wrapped it with a sheet of bronzclay.

It was a little messy, I had to make 4 cuts on the top to be able to form the pot.

Working to get the basic shape for the pot was a lot of fun and not as difficult as I thought. I had to be very careful to avoid the clay getting dry and tear in some areas.

After sealing the cuts and adding more clay and paste to the joints, I let it dry and started sanding to obtain a smoother surface verifying that the joints were perfectly sealed.

After I was satisfied with the texture and joints, I started giving the pot its own personality, cutting the top and adding some texture on the inside.

My design came alive at the same moment I had the pot in my hands, ideas started to flow and my pot was on its way ;-}.

The pot is finished and ready to be fired in the kiln!!!!
I was very anxious and a little worried about how it will come out.
Waiting was very stressful ;-}.
My pot came out of the kiln in perfect conditions!!!!!
I was very happy!
Bronzclay pot
Lorena Angulo


  1. Hi, if yo don't mind me asking, How much did you pay for your website to be created. I am in the process of starting my business as a web designer and need to get a feel from the market.

    Thank you.

  2. Hola, ;-}
    Well, I did not pay anything beacuse my husband created for me, he is the IT guy and I tell him what colors and type of letters I want.
    Sorry I could not help you with this.
    Good Luck on your new business!

  3. Love your pot!! Would you mind sharing the size of it? There has been a lot of talk about making vessels on the Yahoo MC Group so this is very interesting... your decorations are spectacular.
    Thanks, Emie

  4. Hola Emie,
    Thanks for your nice comments about my pot, I had a great time making it and love the results.
    My pot is 1.3" x 1.3" more or less.


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