Nancy can you take classes somewhere near you where they have a full studio?
i feel there's no point in buying an extruder without at least trying it out first. our school has a manual extruder and i have to say its not that easy to use. you have to put the die and clay properly to get it right. that calls for some careful assessment. if its a manual extruder you also need to have some strength to push the clay through.
pardon me for asking but what exactly do you find hard about handbuildilng? there are so many methods of handbuilding - does not one of them work for you?
do you have to make functional ware? can you not make animals or sculptural pieces? or even masks?
Hi, I have taken lessons from a great teacher for years, and another great teacher recently. It's me. I think I go too fast.
I find getting the forms to stay together hard in handbuilding. Also, when I texture the slab, then go to put it around a form, it's cracking. I think it's just practice, trial and error. I'm always in a rush, cause I work full time and have a lot of urn orders, so the time to make fun things for me is so limited. And I would love to make masks!! OH NO!! Another shiny object for me to try!! LOL!
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