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sawdust in clay

updated sat 31 may 97


Turfle, Susan A. on sat 10 may 97

posting for a friend -

I am looking for ways to lessen the weight of heavily grogged
sculpture bodies when doing sculptures over 2 feet in any direction.
I am considering using sawdust as an addition, but have no
experience in additions of sawdust to clay. I am doing large
figurative sculptures and they are getting difficult to move without

Ideas? Proportions of additions to lessen weight of clay? How do
these addition change the forming, firing, and glazing concerns and

Thanks in advance!