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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:14 AM
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Default The ultimate hookah bowl

I'm planning on making a bowl in my ceramics class tomorrow or this weekend. I wanted to poll people for ideas on what to make and how to make the best bowl.

What are some bowls you like and the things you like about it?
I know the vortex and the phunnel are really popular and I'm thinking of combining them by having a center hole(But a bit smaller than the phunnel hole) and having the vortex side holes.
Any other ideas you have that I can encorporate into my design?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:32 AM
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Thick is always nice. I like my bowl to be able to take a few falls.
Other than that i don't know... people complain about phunnels using to much shisha, so maybe go with a more shallow bowl? But make it to suit your needs!

Good luck!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:45 AM
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John had a good idea in chat.

Standard Egyptian bowl, but deeper than normal with a lot of toothpick sized holes all over with one twice the size in the middle.

I'm going to try to make as many bowls as I can, but I don't know if I will be able to do more than one or two before the semester is up. After that I'll be able to throw a bunch of them, but wait until February until I can get them fired.

This will be a good one for me to try at first, make sure I build it properly.



So you said you want it to be thick?
What else? Do you guys like glaze all over the entire thing or leave the bowl part as just clay? I think I like glaze all over because it makes for easier cleanup.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:55 AM
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LOOOOL

ive been thinking about doing this for a while

i have ceramics 1st hour ... i can get it done really fast , but the firing and glazing will take a while " i think "

will post some pics once im done

THNAKS!!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: The ultimate hookah bowl

if you can make a bowl that fits inside my turkish hookah, i might pay for it...
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: The ultimate hookah bowl

not too thick now! that would make the heat management horrid.

as for the glaze question, i think glaze everywhere ecept the rim along the top.... i heard that the lack of glaze there helps the foil stay on. that guy could have been wrong though....
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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Custom bowls suited to order would be best since everyone has different opinions/ideas/needs.

I'd first focus on learning what type of clay to use as well as what sort of materials you can use to coat/paint it without effecting the shisha.

Once you're good at that, just start experimenting. That's the fun part! Look at other bowls to come up with ideas.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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Yeah, no lead-based glazes, haha.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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I tried to make some ceramic-bowls , in new shapes some time ago ,

i made a topic with the reviews ..

check it out , might be usefull , altough i'm not good at the ceramic part

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showt...ect+bowl+ideas
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: The ultimate hookah bowl

I started to throw a couple but my clay was kinda fucked up. I'm hoping to get in tomorow to try again.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: The ultimate hookah bowl

i say if your good at that make like sumthing.. like idk an elephant or like a lion bowl.. haha that would be pretty ill having a big elephant sit on top of your hookah.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 02:17 AM
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Haha, that would be awesome. Let me get the bowl design down, then I'll try that stuff. That would be pretty epic though
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sounds interesting, let us know how it goes
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:46 AM
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So I don't think this is going to happen for a while. The final firing is tomorrow and I never got a chance to do it.
I may pay at a clay store around here to do a month of throwing. I'm not sure yet. I need to see the prices.
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Cool man, its neat to hear people trying so hard to improve the already excellent experience!
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Default Re: The ultimate hookah bowl

a ceramic phunnel bowl with a ceramic top to put coals on top of and i'll give you 5$ for it
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Default Re: The ultimate hookah bowl

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a ceramic phunnel bowl with a ceramic top to put coals on top of and i'll give you 5$ for it
That is what I keep thinking. Why not make a really thin ceramic screen for coals.
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