Local potter creates new style of lamp

Local potter creates new style of lamp

There are 3 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Local potter creates new style of lamp. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

It's a sure bet the miners of more than a century ago would have given up some of the gold in their poke to have the opportunity to own what a local country artist has invented - a pottery oil lamp that burns ...

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Copper Miner

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Dec 15, 2008
Fascinating! Lamp oil smells like rocket fuel, and jet fuel, because that's basically what it is. People have been using vegetble oil for lamps for centuries, and more recently in floating candles, where the flame heats the oil before it is drawn up the wick. Best of luck to you, Judi.
Old Mexican

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Dec 15, 2008
I thought it was a great idea and an intersting story!

Cerrillos, NM

#3 Dec 15, 2008
Clay lamps using vegetable oil have been found that probably date back to the year 4500 B.C. or earlier. So, I am a bit confused about what this artist invented?

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