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Ceramic Arts for Home and Garden
Created by Lynn Isherwood
of Matua, Tauranga, New Zealand
The Making Process of a Garden tower:
Cut out a pattern for the base. Use this pattern to keep the radius even throughout the cylinder-building process
Roll out the clay; cut around the pattern for base. Build cylinders by coiling. Join inside and out every three coils high.
Allow to firm up. smooth and compress.
Add birds to sides. Allow to dry slowly under wraps to prevent cracking.
When dry bisque fire in kiln to 960 degrees celcius.
Paint on various coloured glazes. Three even coats of each at least. Then fire all pieces to 1160 degrees celcius.
The Kakapo was glazed with the same coloured glazes as the ones on the cylinders. The mixes of the glazes were applied unevenly to give a mottled effect.
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