Thursday, February 17, 2011

Soap Dishes with New Recycled / Upcycled Glaze

I have been making soap dishes for a long time now and I love their simple design and at the same time they are very practical.
The deep grooves help keep the soap high so it drains and dries the soap well. They have very smooth glossy glazes which makes them very easy to clean. And if you love automation, just stick them in the dishwasher to clean them. :)
And the feedback I have got for these is just amazing. Custmers love them and keep coming back for more.. either for their other bathroom, kitchen or as gifts. Read through some of the feedback I have gotten with pictures sent by my happy customers.


"Well made, sturdy, great design and functionality. I love the two tone veriation that looks great with the tub and am so glad I got two for my master bathroom!"
"Wonderful product!!! So well made and generously-sized, these soap dishes are more like beautiful piece of art. Seller was great to work with - attentive and responded quickly to my request. Highly recommend!"
"Love my soap dish! I used it today for the first time. Awesome quality! Quick shipping. Arrived safe, all in one piece.I will definitely be purchasing more from this artist!"

The main reason of writing this post is that I am introducing a new glaze color for my soap dishes. And it is just not a new glaze recipe.. it is very special. While working in the studio and clean up glazes, I always saved up the glaze which came from spraying glazes or cleaning pots. To this I also added glazes that I wasn't using any more. Rather than just dumping this in the environment, I tested and tweeked it. Low and behold, I have this beautiful deep blue grey glaze which has some specks of brown. I looks beautiful over the white glaze and also has some white specks in it if you look closely.


I cannot replicate this glaze ever, but I have 5 gallons of it. So I should be able to make several soap dishes.
So don't waste your glazes. Mix them up and see what you get.
I would love to hear what waste material artists recycle in their studio and upcycle it to create truely unique work.

8 comments:

Jess to Impress said...

that is amazing! love the dark blue against the white. yet another way to be resourceful with what we have, thanks for sharing!

Garry said...

Love your blog! Really nicely set up. I have "shop slop" buckets for both oxidation and reduction glazes for cones I work in, consisting of non-hazardous recipes only. This is because I mostly use them as liner glazes....depending on color, of course...

Spice said...

Hi Charan, first time here....was goggling for some pottery related stuff & landed up here, nice blog...always wanted to try my hands on clay but never got a chance, but still on my wishlist,would u be interested in posting some type of tutorials for beg. to make pottery work(with no wheel)....btw love that 3 tier cake u made for your wife, lucky girl....

Barbara said...

Charan, just found your work on Etsy, and I'm your newest fan! Lovely designs. I'm spreading the word!
~Barbara

aroluna said...

Charan, always loving your work! My bits and pieces of silver on my scrap recipient ( that will be later converted into new wire) many times have surprisingly inspired me new pieces! See you around!

CreativewithClay: Charan Sachar said...

Thank you so much for your recycling stories.

soap dishes said...

very creative and very nice and elegant to look at..we should learn to be more creative be more responsive to make sure that your bathroom and your toilet are well organized and very clean to look at..

Creative with Clay: Charan Sachar said...

Rightfully said.. soapdishes

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