Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I was having a terrible time finding a "flagon" for Macbeth that matched the one in the director's head until I came across this one at Hobby Lobby. Finally one that both he and I liked! Then it rolled off a table while being washed and the handle shattered. Though the handle was beyond repair, the whole find was not a loss. I sculpted a new handle from epoxy putty (two part putty, looks like clay, available with the adhesives or in the plumbing aisle in any hardware store) and wrapped it in leather strapping to hide the putty handle.
Only after fixing it did I look again and realize that I could have sculpted a handle onto almost any vase and created a similar effect. Next time.