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Re: ceramic sculpture hs

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 18:05:25 -0400


dj wrote:
>
> Hi!
> I've put newspaper in the kiln. It does burn off, but large amounts of newspaper
> burning can smell terrible. Watch out for the fumes! Where's your kiln? and is
> it vented? Mine is not!!!!!! Thank goodness it is in another room. BTW, it is
> against NJ law not to vent. Our new hs meant code without a venting system.
> Amazing isn't it? We have brought this to the department chair and
> administration. We're in our 3rd year and we are still waiting. We are
> promised.............. definitely before the end of the year. We will see what
> happens next if not.
> Donna
>
> ricki fromkin wrote:
>
> > Jasmine Preston wrote:
> > >
> > > I am looking for tips and advice on figurative ceramic sculpture. I know
> > > pieces can be modeled then when leatherhard separated, hollowed, and
> > > reattached. I am aware that armatures can be used to support a piece but
> > > there are some things about them I have never really understood. Does the
> > > armature stay inside? If so, what do you use that can go in the kiln?
> > >
> > > Any other suggestions on making well-crafted modeled pieces (about twelve
> > > inches tall)?
> > >
> > > Jasmine
> > > jdp30
> >
> > I believe (but double check) that you can use newspaper to support a
> > clay form, and it will burn out safely when fired.
> >
> > Ricki

I did in in college in NJ. Don't have an artroom with my own kiln YET.
R