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Exhibit Production
-The making of the giant walkthrough heart valve
-Articles about our exhibit design
-Heartthrob™ Costume
- Get to the Heart of the Matter.
-Artists put 'heart' into everything they're creating.
-Work in Progress
-Making of the electroluminescent artery display

Ceramic Art
- Recent Work
- Vase with scuptural cups
- Crystalline Platters
- Vase with writhing man
- Crystalline Plates
- Snake Vase
- Ice Cream pot
- Sculptural vase
- Hands of Time
- Vase with ball shaped lid
- Rounded spool shaped raku fired vase
- Crystal Glazed Bowl
- High Fire Large Vase
- High fired ceramic vase with wasp
- Square Shaped Bowls
- Triangle Shaped Bowls
- Heart Shaped Bowls
- Design and order your own heart shaped bowl
- Musical vase with ears
- Custom Handmade Sinks
- Crystalline Glazed Sinks
- Handmade Sinks
- Handcrafted Sinks
- Custom Sinks
- Handmade basin sinks
- Handmade vessel sinks
- Unusual and unique vessel sinks
- Artistic sinks
- Original Sinks
- Sinks in stock now
- Really Cool sinks
- Handmade Tile
- Famous pottery shoppers
- Soap Dispenser pumps
- Mason Jar Soap Pumps
- Custom Soap Pump Tops
- Yellow raku vase
- Large raku pot with carved surface
- Small raku pot
- Raku sky pot
- Vase with fly
- Ceramic jar with sculptured lid
- Round tea bowls
- Square decoration vase
- Raku pottery technique
- Turquoise crystaline vase
For a list of upcoming shows, click here.

Making Soap pumps from Blown Glass

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threads formed in a hand blown glass bottle
Formed threads in a hand blown glass bottle

      Threads can be formed in blown glass with out expensive machinery and elaborate tooling. Its a simple techniqe that makes satisfying results and highly sellable artistic forms. It is important to note the threads on a glass bottle are not like pipe threads at all, but rather they are a special shape, to allow the glass to form in with out sharp edges and a special pitch. Making blown soap pumps is a unique way to brand, sell, and dispense your own homemade soaps, and liquid items, in an enviromentally friendly way when compared to disposable plastic packaging.

A high temperature graphite thread mold available from One Dream Design for making threads in hot blown glass

      Buy a graphite thread mold

This is a special high temperature graphite thread mold for making threads in hot glass, the threads are rounded, and calculated to fit the... 'A'... size soap pumps available from One Dream Design.
      Threads are formed by dropping the mold over the neck of a bottle form on a punty (made smaller than the opening of the mold) of the hot glass, then using the jacks to open and press from the inside of the bottles opening out, pushing the hot glass into the molds threads. Its best not to allow the mold to spin as this will wipe out the threads. When the glass has cooled enough the mold may be unscrewed from the bottle.       This is the most exacting method for gertting the threads on, and it takes a while to get the technique down. but when finished provides a fool proof leakproof fit.

leaving a bit of copper blowpipe in the bottle for speed and ease
      This glass blowing artist uses a 1/2 inch copper blowpipe and just cuts it off leaving it embedded in the neck of the soap pump bottle, avoiding the use of a punty. for ease and speed.

2cc soap pumps wont fit into this type of fitting, One Dream Designs 1cc soap pumps have a smaller shaft so will fit perfectly.
2cc soap pumps wont fit into this type of fitting, One Dream Design's 1cc soap pumps have a smaller shaft, so will fit perfectly!

1cc vs 2cc pump shaft.

      Buy a one 1cc pump

1cc verses 2cc soap pump shaft, the 1cc fits inside a half inch copper pipe, the 2cc requires a larger diameter 5/8 inch blow pipe. Either way the pump will slide in, the trouble might be if a customer picks it up by the pump instead of by the bottle, the pump will slide right off and drop on the floor! and it doesnt lock in fluid tight, there are two ways to fix both issues respectively.

glue down collar on half inch copper pipe
A glue down collar may be used for leakproof attachment to a 1/2 inch copper pipe, these are stocked in white, and black.

      Buy a glue down collar ring

notch and bend in copper pipe to grab soap pump shaft
Notch and bend in tab, either with snips or a hack saw, to grab soap pump shaft.

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See More Handcrafted Sinks

Giant animatronic heart -
Veterinary Illustration of Skeletal System -
Veterinary Illustration of Digestive System -
Animated medical illustration of a blocked coronary artery -
Laser atherectomy -
Womens body with age -
Open heart open -
Medical illustration of the structural makeup of a coronary artery -
AIDS virus attacking t-cell -
Insect Illustration -
Veterinary Illustration of Muscular System -
Women with chest pain -
Electronic illustration for Stroke Advertisement -
Electronic illustration of a papilloma in the lactiferous ducts of the breast -
Electronic illustration of a clot in a coronary artery -
Life Cycle of Hook Worm -
Scabies mite book illustration -
Award Winning Ceramic Floor Design Gets to the Heart of Wellness -
Interior Design of Heart Hospital Patient Rooms -
Interior Design of Hospital Lobby -
Exhibit Design and the California Museum of the Heart -
Museum gets to the heart of the matter -

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