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RE: Clay - Air Dry or Kiln?


Date: Sun Aug 31 2003 - 11:06:06 PDT

     If you have a choice, go for the fired clay. It's so much more
durable. If the costs of glazes are prohibitive all in the same year as
the kiln, you can paint bisque fired clay, spray paint it bronze, use
shoe polish on it and buff it, pit fire it in the ground and turn it
black, stain it, or just buy a few colors of glaze this year and let
them use that. THe air dry clay breaks so easily. If you end up
carrying clay to be fired, try to plan projects that youcan transport
fairly easily without breaking them. Bottom line, there are all sorts
of ways to paint and decorate clay besides glazes if your budget doesn't
allow glazes. :-)