Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jar No 362

Jar No 362
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 362, Feb 2012

Jar No 362 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 362 in situ, Feb 2012

Contents: Plastic, glass wax
Released into wild: 16/2/12 at 14.35
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


Jar No 361

Jar No 261
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261, Feb 2012

Jar No 261 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 in situ, Feb 2012

Jar No 261 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 in situ, Feb 2012

Contents: Glue
Released into wild: 11/2/12 at 17.51
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

Someone on Twitter was complaining about glue guns and glitter in the craft world. I said that I reckoned I could make an awesome jar with glitter and a glue gun. In the event, adding glitter to this jar proved to be too distracting, so I made this second, purer one entirely from glue.

Jar No 261 close up 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 close up, Feb 2012

I couldn’t work out how to capture spider webs in the jars (I did try!) but this was the next best thing.

Jar No 261 close up 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 close up, Feb 2012


Jar No 360

Jar No 360
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 360 front, Feb 2012

Jar No 360 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 360 in situ, Feb 2012

Contents: Photograph, text, thread
Released into wild: 8/2/12 at 19.21
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

That’s me – in bed, feeling utterly crappy and needing to do what it said on the jar.

Jar No 360 back
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 360 back, Feb 2012

Making and walking those January and February jars was incredibly hard. Every single one was a huge achievement. I was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. I was sliding into a depression. Our house sale was in the process of falling apart and everything was very dark and immensely difficult. All I wanted to do was to curl up into bed and sleep.


Jar No 359

Jar No 359
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 359, Jan 2012

Jar No 359 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 359 in situ, Jan 2012

Contents: Ink drawing
Released into wild: 23/1/12 at 23.52
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

Looking at it now, months later, I can see that this jar would have been much better if I’d made pinholes all around the drawing. Ah well, it’s too late now! Such is the nature of this project – jars got made, they went out and then I had to let go of all my perfectionism about them.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 359 close up, Jan 2012

Jar No 359 close up 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 359 close up, Jan 2012


Jar No 358

Jar No 358
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 358, Jan 2012

Jar No 358 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 358 in situ, Jan 2012

Contents: Ink drawing
Released into wild: 23/1/12 at 00.00
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

I feel a bit sad for these last few jars. They were sorely neglected when I fell ill at the start of the year. I haven’t been back to check up on any of them. In fact, I’m not sure that I even wrote down where some of them are, so they are real mystery jars.

Jar No 358 close up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 358 close up, Jan 2012


Jar No 357

Jar No 357
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357, Jan 2012

Jar No 357 in situ 01
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357 in situ, Jan 2012

Jar No 357 in situ 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357 in situ, Jan 2012

Contents: Photograph, glitter
Released into wild: 21/1/12 at 17.01
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

A wintery kind of jar. Very appropriate since this was released way back in January.

Jar No 357 close up 02
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 357 close up, Jan 2012