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For Christmas this year Celadon asked for a dumbek. I used to make quite a few of these, but haven't for years. The heads are a pain to put on. All of the heads I apply are glued on with a water based glue, stretched down in a strange little structure, held with turnbuckles and dried over a couple of days. I used to string the heads on with rawhide, but really that had no structural purpose, just for looks. So this one is just held together with glue, no cord and will be just as sturdy. I had one for about 6 years with just glue until someone talked me into selling it to them.
I am compelled to say the sound on this is great, very warm, deep tone.

It is about 14" tall and 12" wide at the head.


I'm going to make her a bag to carry it in. I just barely finished it in time for Christmas, so I didn't get to the bag.

Just curious..

Date: 2010-01-18 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hroar.livejournal.com
Thrown in one piece, I imagine?
You do such good imagery on it(as well as on ohter objects you make), as well as over all shape.

Re: Just curious..

Date: 2010-01-18 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copper-oxide.livejournal.com
Thanks,
I don't do it in one piece. I throw as much of the base as I can and when that has dried enough I throw another ring on top of that, and usually have to throw a third ring. I can't do it in one go.

Re: Just curious..

Date: 2010-01-18 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hroar.livejournal.com
That technique you use is cool too! Isnt it fun?
Thsi is why I love press moulding pedestal bowls. Make a dougnut of clay, attach it adn then throw the shape. Its fun to throw coils.
cool if you can throw that in one ball, cool if you add on parts..

Re: Just curious..

Date: 2010-01-19 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copper-oxide.livejournal.com
If I throw it in one go it is inevitably too heavy and I have to do too much trimming which often makes for an awkward shape.
Throwing coils is an old & honored tradition.

Re: Just curious..

Date: 2010-01-19 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hroar.livejournal.com
Yes it is! definately..I was reading about how they make tamba ware pots..

Date: 2010-01-18 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skaldic.livejournal.com
that's really nifty.

Date: 2010-01-18 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copper-oxide.livejournal.com
Thank you. I'm usually very happy with them once they are completed. Getting to that point though.....

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