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.
--- On Tue, 12/9/08, Diane Davis <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Diane Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] wire frame for clay?
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
> 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
> Diane Davis
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