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RE: [teacherartexchange] wire frame for clay?

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Marica.Shannon_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 09:38:27 PST


I took a pottery class this summer and we used some of the plastic screen (not wire) from a screen door to help support appendages in low fire clay sculpture.

Marica Shannon

--- On Tue, 12/9/08, Diane Davis <dianemdavis@mac.com> wrote:

> From: Diane Davis <dianemdavis@mac.com>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] wire frame for clay?
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 8:59 AM
> 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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