Thanks Shirley! But of course, there is no money in it as yet...occassional fairs and shows. Winter is hard for this business. It is necessary I find a job to pay my bills...but I can work this stuff part time I guess. (sorry...feeling low today...lol)
That fountain is gorgeous! Are all of the things in your Gallery hypertufa or are you also a potter? I am truly inspired. (I should be almost finished with a hypertufa project (my first effort) but, instead, have a bag of mortar mix sitting around instead of the portland I needed (DH's shopping error) I hope to get back to the store soon and get started, especially after seeing your lovely work.
Georgia! It's in Jackson Georgia. I've never been to one myself but it's a gathering of DG folks for food, plant/craft swaps, general fun! I can't wait! The round up forum has a sign up thread, and another thread that lists lodging, etc. It should be fun!
Great job on those!! I too am wondering how long you wait to scoop out the excess. How in the world did you make the base and center part? I'd love to try something like this. Thanks, Suzi :)
We scoop the middle out after 4-5 minutes...that gives the mix a little time to set up. Your times will vary according to how wet you make the mix. If the mix is just right,,not too wet, you can just pack against the sides of the mold (bowl) to the right thickness (our standard is about an inch and a quarter thick wall). The base was made from a square old (square mesh nursery container). Fill it up, level the top, scoop out the center, and using like a cookie cutter, cut out holes on all four sides to make the legs. Hope that helps
hello - i would like to make troughs that hold water. i want to make water features with aquatic plants and fish. can someone direct me to a mix that would work best for holding water in the trough? also, i heard that chemicals would have to be leached from the finished product before i could use them from plant life. any help would be greatly appreciated.