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Lesson Plans

Clay lamps

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Marilyn Juda Orlandi (marilyn.juda)
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 21:29:09 +0100 (MET)

Always line your non-absorbent tube with several layers of newspapers before
rolling the slab around it. That way it doesn't stick and the metal tubing
slips out easily and the newspapers stay inside to give it form until it
dries, but newspapers being flexible the clay won't crack when it shrinks.
Marilyn Juda-orlandi
Monte Porzio Catone, Italy

>Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 19:20:44 EST
>From: Lynnzi
>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 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?