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#1 jennisculpts

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

Question- What do ya'll reccommend wire wise to use in the clay forms to help the tensile strength of the wet clay when freeforming clay figures of heights around 10-16 inches. I do figures in motion or at the very least standing on their on two feet. Because of the nature of the figures they are so fragile until after 2nd firing. I am wondering if there is a method out there someone might share to remedy my problem with snapped off body parts.
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#2 Stephen Robison

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

Hit the hardware store and buy some 5 gauge or thicker aluminum wire and try it. I have always been a fan of free stuff so coat hangers bunched up into an interior armature is maybe the direction I would go for something that small.
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