Ingredients: This recipe makes one silky smooth, soft cup of cold porcelain clay. Suitable for thin flowers and leaf sculptures.
1 cup cornflour (optional try using rice flour 50:50 mix)
3/4 cup pva (wood) glue
3 drops of eucalyptus or nutmeg oil (for a preservative)
either 1 teaspoon baby oil or 1/2 tsp petroleum jelly (to prevent cracking during drying)
1/4 cup water
A tip online suggests USE GLYCERINE for no cracks!
Great recipe for modeling fine details.
Find the recipe and pdf printout here.
Make sure you are in a well-ventilated room when preparing and using this clay.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Eric Mindling of TraditionsMexico.com visits with the master potters of San Marcos Tlapatzola in Oaxaca Mexico. Part I follows the process from digging clay to throwing a pot. Part II, The Potters of San Marcos: The Fire and the Market continues the process from slipping and burnishing the pot to firing and selling in the Oaxaca market.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
...for the 1984 film. If you have never seen "The Neverending Story", it is a delightful film about coping with life and the importance of the imagination. A film for adults and child alike. There were other films in the series, but this original and first is definitely the best.