Moroccan Lanterns (part 2)

First finished lantern

Andrew and I just got back home from a wonderful weekend away in Charlotte, NC.  We had the joy and privilege of watching and celebrating the marriage of two wonderful friends from Houghton get married, Luke and Margaret.  Before we left for our flight late afternoon on Friday, I was anxious and eager to finish the work I started on my lanterns.  They were the perfect hardness to cut and carve out the designs and patterns for the lanterns and I needed to get them done before we left and it would be too late.   I am quite happy with how they turned out and am eager to get them fired.  I have enough to load my kiln for another bisque fire and then I can have my first test glaze fire.  Two of the lanterns have handles to hang off the top of them – and I am happy with how they turned out.  My only fear is that everything has dried out evenly.  I will have to see for myself tomorrow.

Mapping out the cut-outs

Attaching the handle to the lantern

It took me a minute or two to figure out which way I needed the handle to curve and attach to the top.  I think it adds a nice touch to the lantern.  Pictures don’t always show proportions well, but these lanterns stand somewhere between 13 and 20 inches tall.  The idea is for these to house pillar candles.  Now they just need to survive the kiln!

Finished Lanterns

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  • So cute with the handles! that’s definitely a great addition!ReplyCancel

  • So cute with the handles! that’s definitely a great addition!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Vogan

    We would LOVE one of these (and pay for it, of course!) – if you have some left that are available! Maybe even two of them for our mantle!

    These are gorgeous!

    Love you,
    Mom v.ReplyCancel

    • Well, I am hoping to make a lot more, so you can keep an eye out for ones you like. I am going to be glazing soon!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Vogan

    We would LOVE one of these (and pay for it, of course!) – if you have some left that are available! Maybe even two of them for our mantle!

    These are gorgeous!

    Love you,
    Mom v.ReplyCancel

    • Well, I am hoping to make a lot more, so you can keep an eye out for ones you like. I am going to be glazing soon!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Arryn, these are beautiful and so unique. I love the direction you’re heading and I think these will be very marketable. You need to add a link to your new blogs on Facebook so everyone can see these!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks mom! I am excited about them too. I want to bring them to Annap. Pottery at Thanksgiving. I am hoping to at least have those 4 fully completed. I can’t wait for you to see my work in just a couple of days!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Arryn, these are beautiful and so unique. I love the direction you’re heading and I think these will be very marketable. You need to add a link to your new blogs on Facebook so everyone can see these!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks mom! I am excited about them too. I want to bring them to Annap. Pottery at Thanksgiving. I am hoping to at least have those 4 fully completed. I can’t wait for you to see my work in just a couple of days!ReplyCancel

  • The other day Pat mentioned you had some new pictures on facebook, so I thought I’d check them out. These are so cool!! I am jealous of your little studio 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Good to hear from you Lydia! I miss Annapolis! Thanks, I do love my little studio. It is great to have a space, that is for sure. Are you still doing stuff on your own?ReplyCancel

  • The other day Pat mentioned you had some new pictures on facebook, so I thought I’d check them out. These are so cool!! I am jealous of your little studio 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Good to hear from you Lydia! I miss Annapolis! Thanks, I do love my little studio. It is great to have a space, that is for sure. Are you still doing stuff on your own?ReplyCancel

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