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Re: cracking clay--please help!

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Holly Houston (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 19:01:04 -0500

Thanks to all for the advice. I do fire the gargoyles with the paper in
and never really thought about the fact THAT might still be wet. Sage
advice. I fire in about 10 days and will let you know what happens.

>The suggestions already posted, drying slower & firing slowly w/ lots of
>venting, are very good. In case these don't work, look at the thickness of
>various areas on the object. Very thick edges w/ thin areas in the center
>can cause the thin areas to be pulled apart as the piece expands in the
>firing. Are you firing with the armatures still in & burning them out?
>This could also cause the cracks as the clay shrinks over the armature.
>Good luck!

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