Contents: Plastic, glass wax
Released into wild: 16/2/12 at 14.35
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ
Don’t worry, the jar isn’t broken: I coated the inside of the jar with glass wax and it cracked as it cooled. The plastic domes were stuck inside before I added the hot wax.
I’d had the glass wax for donkey’s years. One of the most fun parts of the project for me was playing with materials that I’d hadn’t used before.
This was one of the most dangerous jars I made. The fumes from the glass wax were horribly nasty and stank out the house for hours.
Plus it melted at such a high temperature that when I dropped a tiny splash, it melted a hole in the kitchen countertop! Glass wax is scary stuff but oh-so-worth-it for this amazing look.
My husband said, ‘I don’t think the average punter will think this is anything other than a broken jar’. He’s probably right but fortunately, it wasn’t found by an average punter but by one of our dedicated family of jar hunters.
Number on lid of jar: 362
Your name (optional): Theo’s mum Sian
Date jar found (optional): 19/02/12
If you collected a jar, what motivated you to pick it up? (optional):
On the way home from school, spotted the railing and the post!
Where is the jar now? (optional): Really like the combination of sharp
cracks and smooth wax!. Hoping the last 3 will still emerge!