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Re: clay lamps

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San D Hasselman (kprs)
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 16:33:53 -0500


You actually don't have to remove the paper, it burns out into ash, which you then
wash away...but you must have good ventillation!

San D

Fran Marze wrote:

> Did you try using newspaper on the form before the clay? Thenyou could
> gently pull out the news. I seem to remember doing this in college on a
> large form but using wrapped newspaper. It did not crack. Fran
>
> On Sat, 16 Jan 1999 Lynnzi wrote:
>
> > 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 the
> > method of wrapping a slab around a cylindrical base. I have been using some
> > 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 the
> > 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 these.
> > Any suggestions?
> >