Detail Of Porcelain Glove Mold Wrapped / photograph
I purchased a box of 16 matching Porcelain Glove Molds. I gave away one of them to someone who also appreciates visual imagery related to hands. They are all in mint condition and have a green glazed band at the base. I keep all but one in a big box stored in my garage.
Frodo's favorite toys, in which to gum the hours away, resemble dead things. A stuffingless skunk is featured in the photo above. I refer to the skunk as "Dead Thing 2" - It sports a tail squeaker as well as a head squeaker.
The glove mold is dwarfed by the big ass patio pots...
This particular glove mold lives outside on my patio. I purchased the mold on ebay, and it arrived attached to a big, round, wooded base (an odd after-market addition). I decided to leave the base attached and take advantage of the increased stability... it has survived five years of wind, rain, scorching summers, squirrels, cats, dogs and occasional yard work.
Even though glove molds are very industrial, I find them to be beautiful. The light seems to love their form. They look fantastic when grouped together... a visual rhythm through repetition. When displayed or photographed singularly, a glove mold can convey strength with it's streamlined, detached human shape.
More hands around my house: A broken small ceramic hand and a broken porcelain glove mold.
Yes - I accidentally broke each of these hands. I have broken a few others as well, but I threw the others away after the damage occurred. The hands pictured above... I saved, but I am not sure why.
Sad broken hands against a background of sad blue puffy clouds. I photographed the broken hands against a hand painted screen to emphasize the sadness that they epitomize.
The saddest part: I misplaced the broken finger from the glove mold on the right because I thought it could be repaired. I put it in a special place so as not to lose it... and now I can not find it. (Or perhaps the saddest part is that I don't throw broken stuff away.)
This hand, from my hand collection, has defined areas of spot-texture. I believe it's is made of porcelain even though its unglazed and slightly lighter in weight than many of my other similar sized glove molds.
It has the word sample stamped near the base; perhaps it is not an actual glove mold but a facsimile of what a glove mold might look like.
The texture makes gloves produced from this mold more grippy... like the gloves used for washing dishes. I like this glove mold, but I dislike doing dishes... big surprise.
This would look great blown up, mounted to board and hung above my sofa.
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