Kintsugi. That is, if you have some gold laying around you're looking to use and a crucible to melt it in and the skill to fix the pot.Begging your pardon Gail, I know this is your thread, but I'm hoping you can benefit as well.
I have another ignorant novice question.
Can anything be done with broken pots? Besides paving the driveway.
Gold is never used to fix a pot, the pot is fixed using another method, normally using g a lacquer, gold is just used to pain the crack after its fixed. It’s also done with silver which would be called gin-tsugi, gold is kin-tsugi, for cheaper stuff often a gold lookalike is used, not real goldI guess no, but gold is easier to work with and doesn't corrode.
I do like semi cascades. I'm thinking a larch or mt ash. I've been trying to air layer a mt ash for the past two years, maybe I'll get lucky this year.Cascade or semicascade.
Didn't know that. I guess I will be doing some further reading.Gold is never used to fix a pot, the pot is fixed using another method, normally using g a lacquer, gold is just used to pain the crack after its fixed. It’s also done with silver which would be called gin-tsugi, gold is kin-tsugi, for cheaper stuff often a gold lookalike is used, not real gold
Imitation gold will get you imitation results. The broken pot is relived slightly at the ends of the break by grinding off just a tiny bit to accentuate the path, then reassembled with epoxy that does not exceed the original surface of the pot. Clear lacquer is painted over the epoxy in just this crack depression and gold foil available on Amazon for ~$21 is jammed into the seam with a tiny artist's paint brush. I can't wait for a pot to break!Didn't know that. I guess I will be doing some further reading.
I love mountain ash, Sorbus sp or hybrids, nice white flower in spring and bright orange to red fruit in autumn. I do not know if Sorbus will easily accept semi-cascade styles.For those of you who pick a tree for the pot, what would you do with this? Its odd color but I really like it, so I bought it.
As was mentioned earlier, epoxy is your friend. If it is in <7 large pieces it can usually be repaired. It's only when it is shattered or you lose large chunks to powder that it is truly impossible.I did read an article about that, but they were repairing a crack in an antique pot. This is a new piece (19" forest planter) shattered into several pieces. Wondering more along the lines of crush, grind, recast. I don't know if this can be done, just wondering.
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