Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY: Lace Bowl

 
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Edited Picture: A Bit of Bees Knees
Original unedited photo Duitang

13 comments:

  1. What kind of clay?

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  2. I use a low fire clay - cone 06/04 called Steve's White found at Aardvark - it's their Brightest white, excellent for throwing or hand building.

    If you don't have a kiln and want your bowl to be more durable than it's bone-dry unfired state, then I'd suggest using a Non-Fired Clay (No Kiln Required)such as:

    Darwi - White, air drying modeling compound. Modeling clay isn't the greatest, but I think it would be better than having a very fragile unfired bowl.

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  3. Can it be 'fired' in the oven?

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  4. Polymer clay can be baked in the oven. You can find oven clay at any craft store. They are usually sold in plastic wrap and come in small bricks. If you want to use the low-fire pottery clay that I use, you'll have to fire it in a kiln. Hope that helps :)

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  5. May I ask what you used for the bowl mold? I have been trying to find something online, but with no luck. Any suggestions??

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  6. Hello, will you help me? do I have to oil the bowl before I put the clay in? Thank you with regard, Henny from the Netherlands

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    1. Hey Henny, try using some plastic wrap. Line your bowl with it. Make sure it's smooth and the plastic stretches over the rim of the bowl. It will help you pull the bowl out once it's dry or leather-hard.

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  7. Do you use the Acrylic to paint the bowl after it is formed and dried??? Or when does this stage take place?

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    1. I don't know??? I've never tried working with salt dough. Give it a whirl.

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