Jar Addition…..

Today was a day of happy accidents.  The ball that I cast and cut has to be very precise.  I use no adhesive for this project.  The hole is cut so that the mason jar rim pops into place.  Once the rim is in, it will not come back out with out breaking the topper.  I usually wait until I finish all the painting, then pop in the rim.  Today was no different, well just a little different.  As I popped in the rim, I heard a whole different pop…………………………..


The ball I casted wasn’t as thick as I normally make them.  A happy accident you ask?  Yeah, because I was not happy with some of the colors.  The face and straw hair were too close in color.  Now, I can make the changes.  I grabbed another ball, but this time I popped in the rim right after the base coating was dry.  No problems this time.

riminstalledOkay, now I am set to paint it again.

This time I hope I have the colors dialed in……………  Cyn




About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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