Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fun with Bottles



I've been playing around with some old bottles in my kiln. This one makes me smile every time I see it! You can see a few air bubbles trapped inside, and these make the top surface a bit curvy so I'm not sure how useful this will be as a plate or tray. I like the cute snowman shape it has, so I'll do some more testing and see what I can come up with. And maybe buy some more yummy Pom Wonderful juice so I have more of these bottles to play with. What would you do with this flattened bottle?

10 comments:

:-) MaryLou said...

I don't know why, but that's hilarious. Someday I'll have a kiln... far, far away from my house. I'm dangerous with hot stuff. :-)

Natalia said...

that looks cool. could you cut out the bottom of the bottle? would it lay flat then?

Deb DiSalvo said...

I tried this with small 7-up bottles and it is so cool! I have a small kiln, so I can't do any wine bottles or larger bottles. You could use it as a cheese tray or a tray to put loose change in? I'm not sure how big this bottle is that you used. I really love the shape of it!
Cheers,
Deb:)

Journeys and Adventures said...

I've seen these turned into clocks before (have to add a batter pack and the "face") or one of those spoon-holder things by your stove (not sure if those have a name!)

Tulip's Talking said...

A tag you used was cabochon. If the size were small enough, I would use it as a cab and beadweave it into a necklace pendant!

~Lily

Gail said...

I bought a few of these at a flea market in Florida. They came with raffia tied around the neck of the bottle. The raffia held pretty little cheese spreaders. I gave them as gifts and the recipients really loved them. The bottles that had been used were 26ers and they were flat. I think that the bottom had been cut off before they were heated.

Waterrose said...

Wow...that is an unusual thing to do with that bottle...but very cool

artist victoria o'neill said...

i'd hang it in a window.

Nothinglikeit said...

I wonder if you could put some shattered pieces of colored glass inside the bottle BEFORE you fire it to create a stained glass effect?

AMH615 said...

It looks so cool! I bought a wine bottle flatten like this a few years ago in Florida. I don't really use it, but have it sitting on my bar for decoration.