Yep, I baked all the castles at home. This wasn't too bad, in that only one
class was making them. Last spring my upper school students (4 classes of
them) made wire and sculpey figures
(http://www.art-rageous.net/WireandSculpeyFigures.html ), and EVERY NIGHT
for about a week I was baking various body parts!
While it's an inconvenience, I really like working with this material. We
don't have an operational kiln, so this is about the only "clay" experience
that my students have. And while Sculpey is expensive, it's cheaper than
Model Magic (and that's a "pickier" substance, anyhow).
I just use white sculpey and sometimes smaller parts will scorch in the
oven, but this isn't a problem since we paint them anyhow. I like the fact
that it doesn't air dry, so kids don't have to do anything special to it
between work sessions. :-)
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