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  1. Thanks for the idea with the right angle jig. And I will documented the process with many pictures.
  2. Thanks for the interesting suggestions. I am very interested in the shrinking process. Could I calculate the percentage? Considering that I have small parts of some centimeters and others about almost one meter, and different thicknesses? And yes indeed, I have no great experience in working with clay, but as an archaeologist I have studied a lot about terracotta, which I think will be very useful in this work.
  3. The chimneypiece pattern is designed after an interesting XVIII century work. I want to make it in more section: the corbels, elements of the frame, the cornice, frieze, entablature, the architrave and the base. Also all the corners will have to be made separately. I opted for a surround made of clay, because it can radiate heat mean while the plaster or stone does not.
  4. I intend to do all the surround elements out of clay, divided into more parts: 2 corbels, elements of the frame outlining the fire box, the cornice, frieze, entablature, the architrave and the base.
  5. Hello everyone, I am completely new in this field, my work so far has focused on plaster modeling. But soon I would like to start a new project, which requires a lot of knowledge in clay processing. I would like to make two fireplace surrounds (designed in the style of the attached plan), one for a decorative fireplace and one for a real fireplace which already has a cast iron insert whit a brick mantle. I would like to know for the first one, for the decorative one, I need to burn the tiles or not. It's about some large parts, for example 2 corbels 80x20 cm. Also I would lik
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