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bottoms up!

updated mon 28 jul 03


clennell on sun 27 jul 03

More writing about my fetish with bottoms. As many of you know, we live in
Ontario's wine region. We know our wines and are a bit snobbish about what
we drink. We also prefer our wine from a hand blown glass goblet by Andrew
Kuntz. He is one Canada's finest functional glass blowers and they are $125
a pop. Makes a fine wine taste better.
About twice a year I bare down and make wine goblets. I don't care for
using clay goblets, but I have discovered a way to make them easy. Make the
top and then make the bottoms right side up so you can visualize the
proportion. I then bisque the top and bottoms, glue them together with kids
school glue, glaze them and fire them. the glaze seals the two parts
together. As long as they are sitting flat in the kiln , you're golden.
After the glaze firing you couldn't pull them apart with a 4 x 4 SUV.
Now, Arti, ain't I just the picture of innocense all dressed up in white.
Bottoms up!
Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
Beamsville, Ontario