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Re: Drape mold

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 11:35:16 -0500

I remember about 8 years ago there was a great color spread on a woman clay
artist who made almost life size kimonos out of colored clays--Incredible!
Can't remember anything else. Ceramics monthly has an index I'm sure they
would help.
-----Original Message-----
From: lindacharlie <lindacharlie>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, January 17, 1999 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: Drape mold

>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
>> down (for a larger surface), put a paper towel or napkin across the top
>> 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
>> You do have to get to them before they start shrinking so they won't
crack and
>> let them dry off the jars.
>> Terry