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« on: August 30, 2012 12:09:49 AM »

Summer is finally winding down now and all summer I've wanted to play with some Hypertufa. While looking at pics in my computer for ideas, I noticed that I never posted my pots.
Ever since I started to make hypertufa pots I've looked at plastic containers differently.  The results:













Thank you for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012 05:00:47 AM »

Very nice. Are the larger ones very heavy?
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 10:50:16 PM »

Thank you. Actually they aren't that heavy.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012 08:55:38 AM »

Very nice! You have inspired me to try it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012 12:20:23 PM »

I'm so glad Hollie Hobby. When I started "playing" I went on to look at all sorts of dishes, containers, etc differently. A high plastic container became the base for a Japanese type house..the lid the base and the bottom of a small water bottle the top not to forget the square deep lid for the roof. Small bowls became mushroom tops and disposable cups the stems. The possibilities are endless.  Have fun playing in the mud!!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012 01:55:30 AM »

I like your art - could you tell a little about how you make them? Is Hypertufa some sort of clay?
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012 12:01:13 PM »

Hypertufa is basically a mixture of cement, sand and peat moss. Sometimes I use a liquid binding to make it stronger. It gets its "rough" texture from the peat moss and ages beautifully. They are much lighter than concrete pots and if you make your own you can use just about any mold. (Too big a mold will need reinforcing with maybe rebar ( think that's the word).
For instance, my mushrooms are made out of a bowl and disposable cup. The large flower pots were made from old plastic laundry baskets. and the little house was made from a plastic container I got from the grocery when I bought olives. The lid a baby bowl.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012 07:06:09 AM »

Oh, I see, thank you. I migth try, because I love those you have made.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012 08:39:06 AM »

Thank you Taramor. I hope you do try it. It's so much fun when you do get into it. The sky is basically the limit. Hope you post pictures of your adventures.
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