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About PeerieMoose

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  1. For anyone interested, this is the sculpture now.
  2. Thank you all for your help! Unfortunately, I can't have done the spooze right... as it cracked again when I fired it. I have glued it now and thankfully the glue doesn't look too noticeable!!
  3. Thank you! I've looked into the slip.. I'm going to see what materials the college has before I go and buy it myself.
  4. Okay, thank you. I've looked that up.. but can't seem to find how long to leave it to dry after that before firing?
  5. 3 weeks ago, I started the drying process for this sculpture: It was all going well, no cracks, nothing falling off...until today. I was changing the paper under it and when I put it down, I snapped the fingers off the hand under it's head.. Would it be better to fix it before firing it.... or should I fire it and then fix it? Either way, how would I go about doing that?
  6. All of the kilns I've fired, have a contact switch, and won't fire if the lid/door isn't properly shut. I wonder if this is a UK safety feature? I'm going to check the one at the college on Monday.. they seem pretty reluctant to let me get to know this kiln and how it works. I haven't been involved in any of the firing processes up to now, other than being shown how to open the door (...yay )
  7. Thank you for explaining this further. I was aware of the the first stage, but not the second!! I have 3 holes in the body, 3 in the head and 1 in each of the limbs.. about 2-3mm wide
  8. Thanks for explaining this.. I do find the whole air/moisture/explosions thing very confusing. So much conflicting advice online, in books, etc.
  9. Thank you all very much!! That has put my mind a little more at ease. How do I make sure that it's drying slowly enough? and how slowly is slowly? I had in my head about 3 weeks Thank you for reminding me to make a hole somewhere.. I had forgotten to! Spooky, creepy and unnerving is what I aim for! I've also taken note of your firing process, thank you.
  10. Hi!! I have just finished a sculpture of a baby using smooth red clay. This is my third clay sculpture, but first without a teacher to guide me. With my previous sculptures, it was easier to remove the armatures.. there were less detailed areas which made it less traumatic to cut open/join back together. I was also far less particular about my sculptures then as can be seen by the fact I removed the armatures far too early. Is it okay for me to leave the paper inside when I fire it? Also, how slowly should I dry it to make sure fingers, toes and ears don't crack? Any other advice? Thanks in advance