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Re: ceramics supplies

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sun, 30 May 1999 23:23:47 -0400


I make larger stamps for clay by using a handful of clay, flattened then use
the bottoms of everyone's sneakers. Lots of patterns and designs. Don't
forget lace doilies, net onion bags, etc. for rolling onto clay.
----- Original Message -----
From: <DeDeRuss>
To: <grex>; <terily>; <mmhar>;
<artsednet.edu>
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 1999 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: ceramics supplies

> I make "clay presses" from bits of clay. They are quick to make---I bring
> clay home and while watching tv or when I have extra time I make them by
> rolling a small amount of clay into a quarter size ball...pull a little
bit
> out from the ball so it has a lightbulb shape...it should look like a
drawer
> knob...flatten out the ball top, then I make designs...poke holes...press
> textures into it...make flower shapes....press natural objects into
> them...etc... I make all shapes and sizes and make little relief "rolling
> pins" that can be rolled into the clay as well. I fire these and they
make
> perfect clay presses for the students to press into their clay work. I
have
> also have had students make their own, they enjoy making them for their
work
> such as slab pots, then they donate them to the class. I now have
hundreds
> of them, they last a long time as long as they don't drop them on the
floor.
> The little guys love pressing them into their pinch pots, they spend a
long
> time looking for the "right designs" to press into their clay.
>