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


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.

Jar No 362 close up 01

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.

Jar No 362 close up 02

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.

Jar No 362 close up 03

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.

Jar No 362 close up 04

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!

2 thoughts on “Jar No 362

  1. emmarie

    I love this look. What is glass wax? I’ve looked it up on Google, but all I can find is a cleaning product to polish windows. I added the word, “melt”, “melting”, “fumes” and still nothing comes up. What is this product used for? Thanks.


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