Friday, July 15, 2011

Ceramics...A Day Out

Ever looking for something to do where you can be an artist?  Try ceramics.  Although somewhat pricey, I must say, it's alot of fun.  We have done it for birthday outings, Mothers Day or just to have a nice day out.  Two of my favorite projects have been our fancy shoe serving trays.....

and making our very own Lampe Bergers.  If you aren't familiar with what Lampe Bergers are, just google them and see what they are all about.   Usually soap dispensers work, as the diameter of the opening fits the Lampe Berger kits.  I have only been able to find this shape, (photo below) at the ceramics places but I recently found a new place and spied a square one.  On my next outing I think I will try my hand and post a picture, but for now, here is the only style that I have done.

I purchase my kits for the fragrance lamps from  Her name is Nancy and I must say I have never dealt with a nicer woman.  Her products are of great quality and her shipping is Number 1.  She packages up her product thoroughly, and you even get a sample of fragrance oil to make your own lamp oil.   She has numerous tops available, and no I am not benefiting from this plug....she just has really good products!! 

I am not sure of the price in U.S.A. for Lampe Berger fuel but here in Canada, it is crazy, $20.00 to $25.00 for a bottle.  YIKES.  Here is a recipe that I use although I never have distilled water on hand so I just use the rubbing alcohol and oil.

Lampe Berger Oil Recipe
1 - 500 ml. bottle of 99% rubbing alcohol
30 drops of essential or fragrance oil
1 tsp. distilled water
Shake thoroughly, fill your lamp up to 3/4 full and enjoy.
Well I hope you liked looking at the fun projects I have done and I hope you have a ceramics shop near you.


Cheers to great words!