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#1 eoteceramics

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

hi, I'm messing around with some porcelain and want to make some translucent tea light holders, How thin should I roll the clay? I'd say I have it about cereal packet thinness but will that be thin enough to allow the light shine through the embossed patternšŸ˜ help welcome, thanks , Julia



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

I would go with 1/16 inch for starters if you're planning on stamping or embossing it. That's the thickness I use for stamped sprigs. You can get thin metal rod at the hardware store to use as thickness strips if you're rolling by hand. Make sure you're using a good grolleg porcelain.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:01 AM

you could add some paper pulp if you have some scraps to soak down.
you could go very thin and strong.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

:Dthanks for all the help and advice, time to get rolling






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