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how to - coil pot color

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by fdd2blk, Aug 7, 2011.

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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk Well-Known Member

    "coil potting" is often used in pottery. it is the method of coiling round lengths of material in an upward spiral pattern to create a hollow vessel. it can be done with clay as well as glass. today we will be doing it with glass to create a section of tubing which can later be used for making numerous things.




    we start with a "blow tube", a solid stick of color and a solid stick of clear.

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    using the small flame on our torch we start wrapping the color around the end of the blow tube to create a small "bulb" of color.

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    once the bulb is created we want to melt it all together evenly.

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    we can use the marver (graphite pad) on the torch at this point to work everything evenly.

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    once the color is melted in evenly we can cover it in a layer of clear. wrapping on top in the same "coil pot' method. only this time we are laying it onto the color.

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    clear layer.

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    once the clear layer is applied we again melt it all in evenly using the marver and shaping it into a tube shape. from here we can stack on more sections, shape it into a spoon, puff it out into a jar, pull and twist it into a crazy straw, ... the possibilities are limitless.

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    it's pretty quick and pretty easy. when done with "striking colors" it can bring out amazing effects.


    :eyesmoke:
     
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    medicolas

    medicolas Active Member

    Man is this your work? I do stained glass! We should trade some art?
     
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    medicolas

    medicolas Active Member

    I promise I'm not stalking you fdd2blk! This was the next thread that caught my eye. LOL!
     
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    CanadianDank

    CanadianDank Well-Known Member

    Man, this is awesome. Never seen this done before, Thanks for putting this up!
    +Rep
     
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk Well-Known Member

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    TheLastWood

    TheLastWood Well-Known Member

    That's awesome fdd.

    So wish I had the capitol to get into this
     
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    BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Active Member

    Speaking of which, what could a beginner expect to spend to get started in this on a hobby level. I'm a welder so I have cutting torches, not sure if those would work or not....
     
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    researchkitty

    researchkitty Well-Known Member

    Already having the oxygen/propane and regulator/hoses helps for sure. A beginner setup to properly make spoons and sherlocks is around $2000, and you can go all the way to $10k if you like
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    This is cool but never done it in glass, its how we made water tanks outta concrete as kids, about 1-3 tons each ....lol
     
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    TrichGnome

    TrichGnome Member

    Is that a griffen flare tool in the first picture? Those look so sweet for really even work.
     

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