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RE: Hyper-tufa pots


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue May 20 2003 - 08:02:53 PDT

I haven't checked the links yet, but tell me a little about the molds. Is H-T something that could actually be sculpted? Additive or Subtractive? Any success stories? Failures?

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From: The Austin's []
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 6:41 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Hyper-tufa pots

Hyper-tufa is my favorite summertime sculpture technique. There are several recipes and it seems everyone has their favorite.
I use equal parts portland cement, sphagnum peat moss, and Sand, vermiculite or perlite. I've included some links from my favorite Garden Junk site. :-) The neat thing about this medium is that it is a great for outdoor artwork. It is deceptively light. I don't know if I would do it with students because of the cement - should I continue this practice or allow students to do this with some precautions? - 4 albums worth of this person's personal 'tufa' and other interesting pictures. - ideas - how-to guide and an idea. - another how-to with photos - a neat site - magazine article and photos - couple of neat pictures of 'tufa'. - pictures of Hypertufa pots. - ideas and some 'tufa' - written info about concrete and options - another moss recipie.


Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions. :-)

Hyper-tufa pots? tell all - recipes, how-tos, etc! Sounds cool!