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Re: [teacherartexchange] wire frame for clay?

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From: Jeff Pridie (jeffpridie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 09:21:37 PST


Diane,

Have the student use electrical fence wire and a air dry based clay around the wire frame. If she uses kiln fired clay it will heat up and crack or cause the clay to explode off. With the air dry clay she will be able to sand it and paint it.

Jeff (Minnesota)

> I have a middle school girl who wants to make a clay horse
> standing, with one foot up.Easy to draw, not so easy to make
> in clay. I suggested she needed a wire frame, as the horses
> legs are so delicate and the weight of the clay so heavy.
> Can she use a coat hanger? Or will it be too brittle in the
> kiln? Is there another way to make something heavy stand up
> on thin legs? Is there an inexpensive wire I can get at home
> depot?
> Diane Davis
>
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