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Article: Liquid Teracotta: The nerd did it again!

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jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 25, 2008
7:09 AM

Post #4999850

Hey Ian,
A real nerd here too! I like a lot the effect on the polystyrene, it really looks like some weathered terracota thing, a wonder when you think of polystyrene being one of the ugliest materials available!
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 25, 2008
10:30 AM

Post #4999989

Yeah. They are great containers size & drainage-wise but as you say, ugly. Putting them to work gives me heaps of potting space, which I really need. I reckon someone more artistic could do a lot better. The fruitbox was about my third go at it.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 25, 2008
12:10 PM

Post #5000140

I really like the result as it is, more artistic work may make it look faked while it really has a nice rugged aspect like this, must be real strange when you touch it then.
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 25, 2008
1:36 PM

Post #5000440

Yeah. You know that thing when you go to lift something heavy & its not? I am sure it will get someone.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 25, 2008
2:25 PM

Post #5000598

This is exactly what I had in mind, you trickster, I will be pretty careful when I come and visit!
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 26, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #5006637

lmao. Is there a name for that in French? There isn't in English really, though everyone experiences it.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

May 27, 2008
4:28 AM

Post #5008491

I do not think there would be a specific name and I wonder if it exists in any language though it is indeed the kind of experience everyone would experience one day would it be with dry wood, fake terracota or volcanic rocks (very surprising!)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9009967

Ian, I haven't seen you in years but I WANT THIS STUFF! All my ceramic pots have finally exploded leaving blue end terra cotta shards all over the patio--except for the ugly, tasteless styrofoam and plastic ones. They sell these huge styrofoam planters at the local big-box home store that has exactly the effect you two are talking about--you thing it's going to be sooo heavy and then you go to pick it up and it's like, ok, a whole handful of feathers, but not like a large heavy duty lurid black and blue stone planter. But because of the "lurid black and blue" part I have never been really tempted to purchase it. Now I know I can turn my hideously ugly styrofoam pots--I bought them because they were cheap, the lurid blue item I'm referring to is $50-100 USD!--into classic terra cotta. I'm ready. Thank you, Ian, wherever you are.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

February 18, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9010881

I wonder if Ian did not disappear during one of his experiences with fake terracota...I tried to get in touch but was sorry not to get through, I deserve him the luck to be one of DG writers as he is the one who introduced me!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9011222

Covered with fake terra cotta, probably.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

February 18, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9011657

Might be so, or stuck in his home-made greenhouse, too bad though!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9011821

A real loss to humankind, if, indeed, he was human at all.

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

February 20, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9013006

;))

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