Pottery ideas

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    Jan 24, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    I have my pottery anniversary coming up and need to think of something ingenious. Any thoughts?
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    Jan 24, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    a ceramic neti pot... icon_lol.gif

    Neti Pot comparison

    Various neti pots available in the market… which is the best for me?

    A common query. Let us evaluate the kinds of Neti Pots:

    Ceramic neti pot:

    Rating:

    Advantages:
    Hmm… very personal but some people prefer the softer, non-clinical look of these pots. Almost decorative.

    Disadvantages:
    Plenty. For one, they are fragile and likely to break sooner or later due to handling.

    Also, the good ceramic pots are simply NOT large enough otherwise they become heavy. Hold just about 8oz. of water.

    Non hygienic - May have small pores into which dirt and bacteria may lodge.
    Does not have a cone tip for 'plugging' the nostril - an important feature for a convenient and non-messy neti session.

    Recommended in this category:
    The Himalayan Institute Neti Pot.
    Available at:
    http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/store/product/d0e29a4e-507c-417e-86d0-f5c05320fbbe.aspx


    as compared to: (but they dont matter anyway, since your gift has to be ceramic)

    Plastic neti pot:

    Rating:

    Advantages:
    Cheaper priced; unbreakable and durable. Good for traveling.

    Disadvantages:
    Bad for Health and bad for environment. Click here
    Cheaper plastics may emit a peculiar odor with age. As these pots are made by a blow molding process, it is 'possible' that the sutures (joints) at the nose tip could hurt the nostrils.

    Unable to 'feel' water temperature by holding the pot.

    Usually small (less than 300 mls) causing insufficient drainage.

    Life span may be shortened due to plastic deterioration in salty water.

    Lastly… again personal… the 'cheaper' look may not appeal to everybody.

    Recommended in this category:
    The Rhino Horn pot.
    Available at:
    http://www.peacefulcompany.com/detail.aspx?ID=433


    Copper Neti pot:

    Rating:

    Advantages:
    Can come in large sizes.

    Some oriental schools believe in the medicinal advantages of copper. Unbreakable.

    Disadvantages:
    Copper gets tarnished and makes the pot very unappealing to use after just a few uses.

    Reactions with water may result in copper and sodium residues up your nose.

    Usually expensive.
    Recommended in this category:
    Bazaar of India Copper Neti pot.
    Available at:
    http://www.shopneti.co.uk/viewcat_5.php


    Stainless steel neti pot:

    Rating:

    Advantages:
    Several: Clean, hygienic and clinical look.

    Non fragile - can be mailed and carried.

    Ideal size. Usually hold upto 16oz. (500ml.) Of water.

    Good qualities are available with smooth nose tips for plugging the nostril.

    Great value for money.

    Disadvantages:
    "May" have small rust like occurrences at the welded joint. This is because the best of steels can experience a 'capillary corrosion' in warm salty water. Usually, not a problem if rinsed AND dried after use

    Recommended in this category:
    Health and Yoga Stainless steel Neti pot.
    Available at:
    http://www.healthandyoga.com/neti.html

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    Jan 24, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    Sedative saidOk... just because I'm OCD. icon_lol.gif Here's a suggestion.

    A design I thought up in 5 minutes. icon_razz.gif Pardon the ugly drawing, this is mousedrawn. I don't have a tablet. Too tired to draw it on paper and scan it, and way too tired to model it in 3d, but you'll probably get the shape.

    potaj2.jpg

    (Err... EDIT: Handle(Partly connected to secondary funnel... damn I'm drunk... and sleepy)

    Note resemblance to swan. I focused more on the minimalist shape of a swan and the flow of the liquid not on a blatant reproduction of a swan. You can probably experiment with the funnels further. An intertwining pair for example, or something like leaves sprouting from more than two intertwining necks, catching the liquid as it falls from one bend to another. Or a helix shape. Anything that plays with how the water falls into the body as you pour it. I hope that's inspiration enough. icon_razz.gif

    Note, I do not know the proper terminology when it comes to pottery. Heh. So forgive me if i use funnels, necks, handles, and bodies, etc. But you get the gist. Nor do I know anything about pottery really, and I don't know if this idea has been done before. Heh


    What is that supposed to be or to be for? ... icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 24, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    EDIT: ROFLMAO!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    Ohmigod. I AM drunk! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

    It just dawned to me... Pottery Anniversary!!! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

    Sheesh! Sorrz Colm! icon_lol.gif

    Now I really have to sleep this off! icon_redface.gif

    *goes off guffawing to bed*