Friday, September 25, 2009

Things I've learned...

about porcelain clay. I don't enjoy porcelain clay. It is far too fickle for me... too hard to get even... too inconsistant in drying... warps too frequently. However... this is what I've learned. Drying it in the oven seems to lessen the warping... about 45 mins at 175 degrees. Don't keep rolling over it... it thins in some places too much and not enough in others. Let it dry before taking a sponge to the rough edge... it goes faster & takes less off the button. This is true for stoneware as well. And while I'm at it... don't cut the straws to make the holes. When you cut them unevenly they don't make a clear hole.

I look at this blog and have a hard time thinking about what to write, but I think writing rather than not is the better choice. So there you have a perfectly boring blog entry... :)