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Yes they were black. And I was able to paint them
I haven't tried pieces bigger than the size of my palm. I am pretty sure you can try them out as well.
Did you happen to try out with coal? Did you get better results?
Thank you ?
The final result is non-dissolvable in water, unlike unfired clay. Instead, it is permeable like a clay pot. Once painted and varnished, it becomes impermeable too
I get my clay from a local pottery studio. It is also available in craft shops here in India as Bangalore clay.
It needs to be completely dry before firing else the pieces will crack. Drying time depends on the size and thickness if the pieces, clay, temperature of air, humidity in air, etc. For the jewellery I make, I let the pendants dry for 4 to 7 days, while I let the beads dry for 2 to 3 days. By then it is completely dry.
Yay...! Do share pics of your previous works and the ones you try with this method. Would love to see them. Do you have a website or fb page which I could follow?
Wow... That sounds interesting. Would love to see those pottery pieces. Please do share pics dear.
thank you ? looking forward to see your creations
Haven't tried raku firing yet. Sounds interesting. Would love to try it out some day, to see how the clay turns out
Wow... Seems exciting. I haven't tried it yet. But would love to try it out. Thank you for suggesting??
Thank you :)At present, i buy my clay from a nearby pottery studio and is also available for craft purposes at craft supplies stores, in bundles of 1 kg. I am yet to prepare my own clay. Here in India, Bangalore clay is much preferred by jewelry crafters for its plasticity and workability.
Hi Charcoal works too. It gives the same result.
Thank you so much. Sawdust doesn't catch fire. It gets a bit smoky at first, when you transfer the coal onto it. But the mixture doesn't blow up to flames
Charcoal works too. It gives the same result
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