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Re: clay lamps

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:01:05 -0500

What are you using inside? It could be drying the clay out unevenly. PVC
pipe covered with paper toweling or dry cleaners plastic works well. Clay
can also crack like this if the slabs of clay are not rolled out evenly,
rotating it all the time, or if the clay was improperly wedged. Don't
forget, some clays will Shink 10% in the drying process. Try again and tell
me what happens.
-----Original Message-----
From: Lynnzi <Lynnzi>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 8:25 PM
Subject: clay lamps

>A few months ago I wrote in about ideas for making a clay lamp. Several
>people wrote back with great ideas. I have been trying to make one with
>method of wrapping a slab around a cylindrical base. I have been using
>metal tubing found in the hardware store. My problem is when the clay is
>wrapped it is fine but as it beginning to dry it cracks all the way down
>side. I have to wait until a certain point before I can take it off the
>cylinder so that it will keep its shape Help, I have to make twelve of
>Any suggestions?