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RE: [greenyes] ceramics recycling
Yes indeed - or the incredible work of Nek Chand in India where he created
(and still is!)  thousands of figures and animals and has become a National
treasure.  I also went last summer to the Giardino dei Tarocchi ( the tarot
garden) by Niki de St Phalle in southern Tuscany - The whole park is
inspired by Gaudi (who also used recycled ceramics early in the last century
in his amazing archtectural inventuions especially in Barcelona.)  Niki has
built the most amazing place I was there for hours and took hundreds of
photos.   <<Niki 1.jpg>> 
hers a postcard - no websites to give you but a web search on Nek Chand -
Niki de St Phalle or Gaudi should yield good results!

Nicky Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Heide Feldman [SMTP:hfeldman@no.address]
> Sent:	28 January 2004 18:58
> To:	Nicky Scott; KirbGood@no.address
> Cc:	greenyes@no.address
> Subject:	RE: [greenyes] ceramics recycling
> 
> ...and if you really want to see creative reuse of ceramics, visit the
> Watts Towers in South Los Angeles (see photo). They were created by an
> Italian immigrant, Simon Rodia, who worked on them throughout his life.
> They are now under protection and tour guides are available on the site.
> 
> Check out photos at
> http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/la/pubart/sculptures/Watts_towers/
> 
> Heidi Feldman
> Public Education Coordinator
> Monterey Regional Waste Management District
> Tel.: 831/384-5313     FAX: 831/384-3567
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicky Scott [mailto:NScott@no.address] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:12 AM
> To: KirbGood@no.address
> Cc: greenyes@no.address
> Subject: RE: [greenyes] ceramics recycling
> 
> Crushed glazed ceramic not suitable for grog - only fired unglazed
> ceramic
> is used.
> Ceramics can be re-used in Mosaic mural projects and \i've seen some
> pretty
> big Civic projects here in the UK - obviously there is a limit to this
> use!
> I also have bought some very interesting recycled ceramic sculptures
> from
> ceramic bits and pieces - a tea pot spout is turned into a cats tail in
> one
> - again limited use - otherwise as it is inert - presumably hardcore or
> crushed up and nmixed into concrete blocks etc?
> 
> Nicky Scott
> Community Composting Network UK
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	KirbGood@no.address [SMTP:KirbGood@no.address]
> > Sent:	28 January 2004 16:15
> > To:	greenyes@no.address
> > Subject:	Re: [greenyes] ceramics recycling
> > 
> > > Are ceramics like dishes recyclable?
> > > 
> > You might tell your resident that ceramic dishes have the potential to
> be 
> > recycled.   Manufacturers that make ceramics often crush their defects
> and
> > 
> > recycled them back into the kilns or sell them as "grog."   But the
> > economics of 
> > scale do not make it possible to collect and process ceramics from
> > residents.
> > 
> > Bob Kirby
> 
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