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Re: Have Advice for Ceramics??

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Numo Jaeger & Michael Miller (jaegmil)
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 21:11:12 -0800


> I discovered we have one portable plaster filled table, about 20" by 40" to
> wedge clay on, but the plaster is all cracked, and chips come out in the
> clay. I've never done this before, but should I break up all the plaster,
> empty the frame out and attempt to mix up and fill it with new plaster? IF
> so, I'd appreciate some advice on that! Is this a special kind of plaster?

I'd chip out all the old plaster. It's not that hard to do and then you can
start with a freshly poured block.

You will probably want to use Pottery Plaster Number 1 or combination of
Pottery Plaster Number 1 and a harder plaster like Hydrocal or Ultracal in
the table for your wedging surface.

-Numo

Numo Jaeger
Studio One Art Center
Oakland CA
<http://www.hooked.net/~jaegmil/>

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