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.
Some CarbonTrap Glaze One Fire Reduction Fire "Biz Bod" P'Clay® by Rosette
Step 1: at Bone drybrush fresh water generously around the s- crack to ready it for repair.
Step 2: After the area is wet again-putty in p'slip and p'clay
two raku paperclay pieces by Rosette
Bisque repair p'clay with new p'clay handle by Rosette still "wet" around the join area in photo. Be generous with water prep. It's far safer to do repair to a bone dry paperclay than to a bisque ware however. RG.
in potter's hands
Yes beautiful shapes can be formed on a wheel using either Sculptors or Potters Blend machine pugged and de-aired P'Clay bodies. In comparision the studio mix is not so nice to throw or wedge. It took a while to re-think my old habits for the bone dry possibilities with teapots and complex forms. (Rosette)
Paperclay (P'Clay®) has strong green strength at bone dry and has a lattice of dried paper fibers embedded in the clay to soak up slight amount of water. This allows for dipping of green pots in glaze without deforming them and allows a decent coating of glaze. Thus you can go once fire... and omit the bisque fire step.
One fire is a great way to go, but be sure you have test fired samples first· some glazes do change in one fire or are affected by carbon trap in in a high fire reduction kiln schedules. However, if you leave a bone dry paperclay soak in water say more than just a dip or two, depending onthe thickness of the walls, the will eventually soften and may even slake down to slurry again, unlike bisque.
View some pages below from a chapter devoted exclusively to pottery with either/both traditional or paperclays from my book Think by Hand: