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Re: clay lamps

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Roy V Blair (112353.3257)
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 13:45:19 -0500

I have found that the clay wrapped around a cylinder mold does not have to
stay on the form until leather hard. I found that my students can use a
hair dryer to stiffen the surface to the point of rigitity, then slide the
clay tube off of the form. The clay then can even be stiffened more
,careful not to take the clay to leather hard comepletely.. The parts to
the light house[our cylinder project] were then slipped together. The
complete light house was then placed in a plastic bag for a day to equalize
the moisture through-out all the seperate pieces. This project takes two
class times to make, and one to two clases to detail which could be carving
or addition of color slips.