Leesh on mon 29 aug 05
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On 8/29/05, Jennifer Boyer wrote:
> Check out this web site that has Clayart posts sorted into categories.
> There is a BOOKS category that will give you ideas for good books on
> the basics.
> Good luck
> On Aug 29, 2005, at 8:41 AM, Debbie wrote:
> > I tried posting this before, but it must have got lost.
> > I have a couple of questions about clay and firing.
> > First, how long can greenware remain in the leather hard state before
> > it
> > becocmes necessary to fire it? Or does it become bone dry first in
> > which
> > case how long can THAT remain out of the kiln? Hours, days, weeks,
> > months?
> > The reason I'm wondering is because if I finish, say, one piece a week
> > but
> > want to wait until the end of the month to fire them, can they sit that
> > long?
> > Second, how thick does a clay piece need to be before you have to
> > hollow it
> > out for sake of not exploding in the kiln? For example, if I make a
> > sculpture 3 inches thick in the middle, is that okay, or should I
> > hollow it
> > out? How about 5 inches? 10? Etc.
> > And lastly, can I dry commercial slip out and use it as clay? How
> > would I
> > go about that?
> > Thanks
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> Jennifer Boyer
> Thistle Hill Pottery
> Montpelier, VT
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