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Old 02-24-2013, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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These pieces were made with low-fire fiber clay.
I take a ceramics class every semester at the University i work at as a stress reliever. Sometimes the pen making slows me down from getting into the clay studio though

I don't usually name a piece but I have been calling the taller one Hot Heads.

I also have fun with an extruder I made from an old bumber jack and some 5 inch PVC pipe. I make my dies from discarded aluminum signs.
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Jim, I love em, we use shredded paper in our 'fibre ' clay, what do you use??

Do you mind if I put some of my stuff on your thread??

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Jim, I love em, we use shredded paper in our 'fibre ' clay, what do you use??

Do you mind if I put some of my stuff on your thread??

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Bob,

I use a clay called Sheepdog from New Mexico Clay. It has nylon fiber in it and I love it. I do have to cut it with scissors though.

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Post away. I'd enjoy seeing your ceramic work.

( Japanese Pepper Tree...chuckle .. I'd say that was a tough one alright ! )

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Very interesting, luv ya work Jim! whats the yellow thing
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Very interesting, luv ya work Jim! whats the yellow thing
The yellow thing is whimsy...I was playing with shapes and texture so I rolled up a slab and slapped it on with everything else. No real rhyme or reason to it.
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I hate hijacking but here are a couple of my last years pieces.

They are all done with white Raku Clay, it is really strong and easy to work with.

First one is called "Seaweed"
Second is a woven fruit platter
and the last one is a bud vase, the neck and base are wood.

Thanks for letting me do this.

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It all looks great, you both have talent with the clay.

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No more I promise.

The first two are my very first experiment with growing crystals, I might add that I have not been able to repeat this lot.

Other one is some Raku Copper glaze reduced in a rubbish bin filled with paper.

Hope you like them.

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So, when are we going to see some fiber clay pens? Looks like all kinds of potential here.

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Ed, never thought of that. I know about Polymer clay blanks but I think shrinkage during the firing cycle could be a problem.

But, it is a good point. UMMMMMM

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