Antiquing. At least it’s not a “To Grandma Love…” piece. Not quite as depressing.
“Fuck off back to IKEA.”
@ Olisny I wish I could tell you exactly how this self enclosed sink is made, but my dad made it for me. I can tell you this is a basic sink basin we got at ikea. The drain goes directly into one five gallon bucket. About a quarter from the way down from that bucket there is a tube that goes into a second bucket. By dad made the tube between the two buckets removable so that I could clean the buckets. In the second bucket is a pump which brings the water back to the faucet. I used an old tupperware and cut some holes in it to rest the pump on so that it did not rest on the bottom. My dad was able to make it so that I could turn on and off the water using the knob on the faucet. He also put an additional knob on the side that I could hit with my hip to turn on and off the faucet. I’m not sure how he did that. Obviously the point is for most heavy sludge so settle to the bottom of the first bucket, for any remaining particles to rest in the bottom of the second bucket, and clean water to be filtered through the faucet.
This is the extent of my knowledge on the construction of this sink. If you have specific questions I can ask my dad maybe. I know that to purchase this manufactured (The “Cink” by Creative Industries) is about $1500. My dad said he put this together with 200-300 worth of parts.
These are PERFECT! Thank you! I can figure out how to cobble my own together based on these. Your father is very clever. The hip handle is a good idea; I dunno if I could figure that out either…but I’ll give it a shot!
OMG. So. I just realized I now have 150 followers. Celebration!
So here is this giveaway for the tea bowls pictured above. If you reblog this from my site, I will write your name on a little sheet of paper and put in the a drawing jar.
On April 20, this Saturday, I will draw a name and someone will win, huzzah huzzah! So reblog or like for chance to win!
I hope my name gets put in a pretty handthrown jar. :3
I’ve only been making ceramics for a little over 3 years now. I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to developing a more consistent body of work and have begun to focus my efforts on several techniques that are really starting to pay off for me stylistically. You know those potters you can just…
Well said! I’ve been struggling to find my style as a “baby potter”.
I started out in graphic design and printmaking where I had a very strong and defined style. When I started working at a contemporary pottery studio, I fell in love with it. Most of what I painted there was fairly “cutsy,” but I’m good at it, much to my surprise.
Currently I’m struggling with being good at cute, insanely rainbow-y stuff (which sells, and which many people like) and with what I came from: earth tones, rich, subtle textures, and a sophisticated palette (something a lot of traditionally trained potters seem to love!).
I’m all self-taught, so my confidence level is pretty low when venturing into new techniques.. (Probably why I don’t post much of my work.) I also only work with low-fire and pre-mixed glazes, which I’ve noticed manage to elicit a nose wrinkle from some potters and ceramicists. (More low confidence, somehow I’m not legitimate.)
I suppose it’s a struggle not only to find my style, but to find the confidence I have printmaking and whipping up stuff in Illustrator.
Check out this self enclosed recycling sink my dad made for me. It has wheels so I can roll it around the garage. He has to fix the lids a bit, but other than that it works.
I’ve moved into my new house this weekend, and I’m busy fixing stuff around the house. But I hope to be back to making work in a few weeks. So please stay tuned.
Any chance we could see details such that one could construct something similar should one so desire? :)
Welp that sums up how I feel about my own work after a Saturday evening on Tumblogs of pottery. :[
This is pretty much why my back hurts after I throw pots.
I made one of these years ago…
But why did it never occur to me to make dies out of clay.