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updated tue 25 jan 00


Alisa and Claus Clausen on mon 24 jan 00

The paper fiber I have is just that and very airy and dusty. It soaked up
enormous amounts of
water and easily was slaked into the clay slop. However, drying is now to =
seen=21 After a week on the =22slab=22, it is almost as wet.. Firing up =
the kiln now
so hoping there may be some extra heat in the workshop. The consistency now
looks very promising (as far as clay and paper intergrated).

Alisa in Denmark

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: Erin Sherman
Dato: 22. januar 2000 22:32
Emne: Paper Clay

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I worked a little with paper clay a couple years ago.
What I used for the paper component was cotton rag
paper pulp. I bought it from a paper company in
Minnesota or Wisconsin. You can either buy sheets of
paper, and then make the pulp yourself (adding small
pieces to warm water in a blender) or buy it pre-made
in 5-gallon buckets. I don't know where you live, but
perhaps you could find a company that makes paper.
The clay resulting from this was a little lumpy and I
wouldn't recommend it for throwing, but it had a very
interesting texture.
Good luck=21
Erin Sherman
in Bayonne, NJ
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