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dac handforming 
27th-Apr-2006 05:10 pm
  Finally the urn takes shape. covered with terra sigulata (and black stain) i scratched the crappy swirl into it. brying to be fired now.  It's nice to finally see some colour coming into play, even if it is only black.

terracotta is gods gift
The elephant face is the test of paper clay. we had to roll it over textured surfaces, and then make an animate figure. strange how an elephant came out...  ;)

paperclay sucks.
 
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27th-Apr-2006 07:24 am (UTC)
What's paperclay? Rolled clay, or a type of clay? And what does it suck? I know terracotta sucks milk...
27th-Apr-2006 07:32 am (UTC)
it's clay mixed with paper pulp. it's meant to be better for handforming and building. it's grand cause once it's dry (but before being fired) u can just wet and join another bit on. but it feels nasty and the paper goes all rotty and smells nasty. blerg.
27th-Apr-2006 10:47 am (UTC)
Hey you!!!
I posted the shino recipe in my Lj a while ago!
I love paperclay...i have been using porc but!
27th-Apr-2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
hey YOU! ;)

i know about the shino, this comment ws designed to stir you up. paperclay did nothing for me, and is reflected by the mimimal effort in the elefant construction.

i have to ask, wot's 'porc but' ?
27th-Apr-2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
pocelain...I am a lazy typo

Stirred not shaken, just the way I like it...
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