Thursday, April 30, 2009

Paperclay slip as SuperGlue

The right ear on this cute little guy broke off after the bisque fire.

The figure was made out of SOBT from Aardvark Clay Company, Santa Ana, Calif. It is one of the basic clay bodies we use at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.

It was reattached using paperclay slip made with paperclay from Laguna Clay Company. The clay is Bmix and sand and paper.

The proud owner of this doggy decided not to use any glaze and opted to fire it (Cone 10 reduction) after the repair, without a re-bisque firing. Approx. size: 6"L x 5"H x 2"D.

Permission granted for the use of this picture of her new pet by Beverly T.  Thanks, Beverly!

1 comment:

Beverly Turner said...

Now that Anthony has repaird the ear and there is a slight diffence in coloring, I think I will try glazing him with a "brownish" thin glaze. Will let you know how it works out in masking the repair. Beverly T.