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Re: Drape mold

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lindacharlie (lindacharlie)
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 00:43:53 -0500

Has anyone ever done Japanese kimonos in clay? I think you cut a slab in
the shape of a kimono that has been split up the sides so that it would
lay flat - the arms would be smaller rectangles sticking out
(perpendicular) from the sides of a very long rectangle which makes up
the front and back (hope that isn't too confusing). The slab is then
hung over something like a horizontal section of 1" dowel and arranged
like a kimono. I can't remember if the sides were sealed or left open.
An artist/teacher I know made them himself and with high school kids and
they were very beautiful.
Linda in Mich - wonderful auto show! think I'll order that car video

AbeleSmith wrote:
> There have been many interesting ideas on drape molds here. One I've used and
> haven't seen so far is to get a jar, like powdered tempera, turn it upside
> down (for a larger surface), put a paper towel or napkin across the top (the
> part sticking up), roll out the clay, cut it in a circle (or not) and drape it
> over the jar. Makes a nice bowl. You can arrange the folds any way you want.
> You do have to get to them before they start shrinking so they won't crack and
> let them dry off the jars.
> Terry