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[teacherartexchange] Air dry clay questions


From: Stephanie Ignazio (s.ignazio_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 09 2009 - 06:52:22 PDT

"or use a standard clay (we use cone 04 white) but have the students
coat it with white glue (thinned w/water) when wet; Then add further
strength by painting with acrylic paint."

I was totally intrigued when I read of this technique. Can you explain
it a bit more? (How much glue to water, etc.)I have a TON of regular
clay and no access to a kiln. I just went out and bought a bunch of air
dry but I would love to try out this technique on what I have already.

Also, I have had a lot of trouble with the air dry Crayola white. A
teacher gave me a bunch of it and it took a while to get it to a
claylike was very hard and although the pieces were very
hard when dry (a bonus) the work to get it usable was just not worth it
in my opinion).I prefer a regular standard air dry (like the one from

Stephanie Ignazio
Elementary Art, MA

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