This project has gotten such an overwhelming response maybe it should become a whole new website. Unfortunately "brokenjar.com" isn't available.
Photos by and of Will Bosworth
Here's what you need.
Step 1: Scratch the Surface
Step 2: Beat on the Damn Thing
Step 3: Harder and Harder Until It Breaks
Step 4: Sure It's Beautiful, But Does It Work?
Great art is not just to be looked at, but experienced with all the senses.
When you've got a broken jar you really like, rub the sharp edges with sandpaper til they're rounded off and don't cut you.
Excited to learn more about broken jars?
Try this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/EVEZNWESRWEP2881F8/
Step 5: Wine Bottle Art
I've got this amazing huge wine bottle left over from some celebration.
I thought I'd turn it into a giant drinking glass.
So I put it in the sink with water running. I put a piece of cardboard over the drain so it would fill up with water.
I took the grinder that almost killed me and started grinding around the bottle.
The exhaust compressed air from the grinder blew the water away from the part being ground on, and it threw red sparks of glass! I didn't know that could happen. It also put a lot of silica dust in the air, and my nose feels like a coal mine right now. I ground all around the bottle. I was going to just cut it off with the grinding wheel. But then I got sick of breathing that glass dust and tried to break it at the line by wacking it with a trowel. It broke off pretty easily, but not exactly at the line.
Then I sanded the edge to make it blunt and safe.
Okay, it's a pitcher, not a glass. TA DAA!