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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-07-2012 02:26 PM 1513 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 1982 I used to work in a printting firm as a fork lift driver where I had collected free plywood sheets supose to be taken to the bin. These two vases were made from that collection around that time. So, they are more than 25 years old by now. 12 years ago, the idea of giving one of them new effect had come to my mind. I painted the inside of the neck as far as I reached and wiped the brush with the lip of the vase (out toward in) and left the gravity doing its job. Poeple around me had mixed reactions, between loud WOW ! and “Oh no, you’ve spoiled it”. I liked it and decided to keep but not repeat it.
580mm Hight

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 02:29 PM

Hooray for gravity ! nice touch !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 04:44 PM

Very nice & COOL, Sam!


Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 09:08 PM

I like it too Sam!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 10:19 PM

Obviously one of your favourites Sam as you have kept them for so long, I would say have that rather nice “aged” look as to the finish :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 10:55 PM

Those are very nice Sam and I like the gravity touch too.

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#6 posted 07-08-2012 12:00 AM

Look good to me Sam.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 07-08-2012 02:13 AM

Sort of like the wax from the candle in an Italian Restaurant- Nice!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 07-08-2012 11:02 PM

Great work as usual Sam

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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