The Paper Clay alternative that dosen't Rot!
Q: [Do I use fiber clay like I would use
that papered clay?]
A: [Yes you do, only you will not have to hold your nose!]
Q: [Do we use fiber clay and paper clay
the same as regular potters clay?]
A: [No! fiber clay sculptures can be built keeping in mind some of the unique properties of fibered clay Pieces of a sculpture can be made in advance, allow to dry "BONE DRY" and then can be assembled with fibered clay slip and some fresh clay.]
Q: [Do i have to fire sheepdog clay?]
A: [You can let it dry and paint it with paint, it will not last forever but it is pretty strong]
Q: [What is a cone?]
A: [Orton cones were invented in the 1890's by American ceramic engineer and teacher Edward J. Orton Jr. (1863-1932) to accurately measure kiln temperature. In 1896 he established his Standard Pyrometric Cone Company. Orton was also a co-founder of the American Ceramics Society in 1899, as well as President of the Ohio Institute of Mining Engineers from 1893-94, Ohio State Geologist from 1899-1906 and Dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University from 1902-06 and 1910-15.]
Q: [Do you have any lesson plans for teachers?]
Lesson Plans for Teachers.
Make parts one day assemble the creature on another day.
Make a bowl
Learn to work the paperclay way of attaching dry to dry with a slip and some clay.
Sheepdog fiberclay that doesn't rot.
|Monsters! From Pinch Pots|
Sheepdog Fiberclay pinch pot monsters.pdf