Because there are variables beyond my control (clays, papers, water, mixing errors and etc) always pre test fire what you have before a big project. No guarantee can be offered that 'alternative" commercial paperclays now on the market will meet the all the performance advantages of my high performance trademark P'Clay® brand only available from licensed manufacturers/distributors.
P'Clay® Sculptor Blend
all purpose sculptor's blend ceramic paperclay
All purpose ultra duty patented paperclay for hand building, pressmolding, custom tile, and even "raku".
Strongest green strength for easy transport and handling.
There are special blends for terracotta, and porcelain specialty use. All can be raku, pit, saggar, electric, natural gas, propane, oil, or woodfired in oxidation or reduction. Can be based from traditional high, mid, or low fire porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, terracotta clays and is compatible with glazesand these base clay and firing temperatures.
The properly balanced recipes can be worked and assembled wet over bone dry. The properly balanced blend can repair and join with bone dry successfully. Those artists who work using the "non-linear" assembly apporach and mixed media taught in my recent books may prefer this alll purpose and versatile class of P'Clay. Assembly at leatherhard stage is not as easy as it is at the dry stage but this depends on preference and habit of the artist.
Sculptor blend is potter-friendly for pulled handles, and basic "no trim" pots and assemblies where the base clay is has very little or no grog. Where potters blend is unavailable, this scultpors blend is ok for beginner potters learning centering, bowls and plates. However, be aware that the Potters Blend is by far easier to "trim" at leatherhard.
Non-fire air set is also an option. Typically a surface coating such as acrylinc or paint can be applied to finish over the dry. Although not at durable long term as ceramic glaze and firing, the dry form of P'Clay® ceramic paperclay stores in a sheltered place indefinitely with or without a coating.
The Ultra Blend P'Clay ceramic (higher cellulose fiber content) can be mixed to order by licensed manufacturers for sculptors upon demand. Ultra Blend maybe suitable for large scale and life size projects where even lighter fired weight is wanted. Ultra Blend parts can be joined to with Sculptors Blend P'Clay ceramic paperclay parts also.
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