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Lamps The Start

Here are three lamps that I threw. They are not yet fired, just thrown and burnished with Terra Sig so they'll be ready for horse hair raku. This is something new for me, I've never made a pottery lamp before. I'm hoping that I made the neck right so that I can attach the lamp hardware. I did make a hole in the bottom for the wire to come out and they are wireless so I can attach all the lamp fixin's. The other thing I did was leave them a little heavy so they will be steady when the lampshade is put on them. I hope I thought of everything but no matter what, they are a learning experience.

Ceramic Lamps - Lori Buff
Pottery Lamps Awaiting Firing
This picture was taken yesterday in the few minutes that the sun came out. Other than that it's been rainy and cloudy all day. That means the pots I'm throwing are drying really slowly. It's okay, I'm in no rush, just running out of room for damp work. The good part is that we did some planting this weekend since it was 70 degrees out. Now those new shrubs are getting well watered.

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  1. I think the horsehair could be really stunning, I'm not sure I have seen any horsehair lamps. They will also be neutral enough to go with many styles and decors. Plus they will just be fun to fire!

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I hope they work out. I'll post pictures.

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  2. Warm and dry here, those lamps look great, how do you burnish them?

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    1. Good for you Linda, I hope you're enjoying the nice weather. I burnish using a plastic bag. Maybe I'll do a video about how to burnish.

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  3. Horse hair raku lamps - those will be beautiful. If you are going to be making lamps on a regular basis this is a good place to buy wholes lamp parts and shades. You don't have spend a ton of money to get the wholesale price either. http://www.wndesherbinin.com/whsl_terms.php

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    1. Thanks Michèle, I'll have to figure out their website, it's not blatantly obvious how to find the kit I need but I'm sure it will be a good site to know.

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  4. If you fill out the online form you can open a wholesale account. They will mail you an account number to be able to access the wholesale pricing.

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    1. Thanks Michèle, that's very helpful.

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