Lili Krakowski on fri 29 oct 04
I am curious about this and have NO idea if it A. is safe, pulmonarily =
speaking and kiln wise; B if it would work.
What would happen if one used some fiberglass cloth reinforced with =
fiber glass tape; or dipped in a clay slip and allowed to harden over a =
core of newspaper then removed, leaving the fiberglass cloth? Or if one =
put fiberglass tape around a sculpture from the outside? Would that act =
as a reinforcement?
Be of good courage
Snail Scott on sat 30 oct 04
At 04:02 PM 10/29/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>What would happen if one used some fiberglass cloth reinforced with fiber
glass tape; or dipped in a clay slip and allowed to harden over a core of
newspaper then removed, leaving the fiberglass cloth? Or if one put
fiberglass tape around a sculpture from the outside? Would that act as a
I suspect that fiberglass would
become a flux at most ceramic
temperatures. Maybe fiberfrax
Ivor and Olive Lewis on sat 30 oct 04
I think there could be a serious problem with ceramic fibre based on
glass since high soda content would make it into an effective
melting agent. However, I could see some of the newer ceramic
refractory fibres being press ganged into service as a reinforcement.
Steve Slatin on sat 30 oct 04
Fiberglass melts at about 1400 F. (It becomes
'mushy' at much lower temps, however.)
Fiberfrax blankets are rated to 2300 F or
more -- there's one kind that's rated at
or near 3000 F. Do not confuse Fiberfrax
with Insulfrax -- it's rated at closer to
fiberglass temps. Most of the Fiberfrax
blankets I've seen were rather thick for
the proposed use, though. I don't know
the specs for all the products they
produce. There is a very strong safety
warning on cutting the stuff, IIRC.
-- Steve Slatin
--- Snail Scott wrote:
> I suspect that fiberglass would
> become a flux at most ceramic
> temperatures. Maybe fiberfrax
> -Snail Scott
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Robert Huskey on sat 30 oct 04
Subject: Re: cloth reinforcement for sculpture
There is a jute cloth similar to burlap but with wide spacing of the
threads called scrim cloth . Has holes of about 1/4 to 3/8 of an
inch . It makes good reinforcement for plaster and I think that it would be
good for clay scultpture too . There may be cheaper
places to buy it , but Douglass and Sturgess has it for $2.30 a yard ( 50
in. wide ) . http://artstuf.com/
Bob Huskey --- Tallahassee , Florida USA