Bird Bowl Made From My Broken Pottery

July 17th, 2010 in member junk     
OnEaglesWings OnEaglesWings, member
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This was actually Plan A; however, the bird is quite heavy and didnt want to stay adheared.  So, out came the trusty Gorilla Glue.
Its holding!  So heres Plan B...It just felt like my bird needed a branch (I didnt need that little vine wreath I had made anyway)!  Its not attached, so I can keep it either way!
I just have to grout around the bird and it will be finished!
With the exception of the adhesive and grout...this was pretty much a free project.  The bowl was one of my first efforts in pottery glass...looks much better now!
This was actually Plan A; however, the bird is quite heavy and didnt want to stay adheared.  So, out came the trusty Gorilla Glue.

This was actually "Plan A"; however, the bird is quite heavy and didn't want to stay adheared.  So, out came the trusty "Gorilla Glue".

I can't take full credit for this project .....Country Home Magazine featured a similar piece in 2005.  So 5 years later, I've finally created my own version from some of my favorite broken pieces of pottery.

Pattern or design used: Country Home Magazine
posted in: member junk, tabletop, container, centerpiece, artwork, mosiac

Comments (11)

OnEaglesWings writes: The 'pedistal' is actually the bottom of a McCoy planter that had broken (the drain part). Luckily, it did not break! I've incorporated pieces of the pottery that broke. Posted: 9:58 pm on July 29th
junkermidge writes: THAT is a piece of art!! Gorgeous! You've done a great job!! Midge Posted: 9:55 pm on July 26th
shellyandrade writes: Oh-my-gosh!

Your mosaic bowl is TOO cool! I love the depth and dimension of it and think the branch really finishes it off. Is the bottom piece part of the bowl used for the form showing through?

Awesome job!!

shelly:) Posted: 3:41 pm on July 26th
RustyDiva writes: Cool. Love the bird nested on top. Posted: 4:50 pm on July 19th
shabbychick writes: What an awesome bowl you created - all the pieces and parts went together beautifully!

Thanks for sharing,

Kathy Posted: 4:05 pm on July 19th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful! Something about that combination of off-whites just gets me every time. Posted: 12:44 pm on July 18th
Grasshopper22 writes: Very nice job... Posted: 8:23 am on July 18th
OnEaglesWings writes: I used tile adhesive to attach the pieces and parts randomly onto a bowl that I had. After 24 hours, I applied sanded grout...pretty easy. This was my first attempt at mosiacs. I went to You Tube and watched a basic mosiac demonstration before I began which was helpful!

Okay, now I'll be waiting to see everyone's translation of the project!
Susie Posted: 10:57 pm on July 17th
BillyJo writes: I like it. Did you form them around a pattern and us plaster paris? BillyJo Posted: 9:54 pm on July 17th
artteachergirl writes: Hmmm...might have to borrow your borrowed idea! Just too precious! Posted: 8:37 pm on July 17th
bluebucket writes: Gorgeous!!! I love the cream tones and all the bits and pieces. Looks like something I'll have to try. Lots of broken dishes show up my way since people know I do mosaics.
doreen Posted: 3:42 pm on July 17th
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