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#1 of 8 Old 06-29-2010, 05:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Basically what I am asking is what kind of clay should I get her to practice with? She did really well in high school ceramics and adores the artform. We don't have access to a kiln but i really want her to be able to practice as much as possible before she takes some college courses next semester. Any affordable clay she can play with that can harden in the air or the stove? I know it won't be the same as fired or watertight or foodsafe, etc.

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I find Marblex brand self-hardening clay to be a decent substitute for practice. You may also find that a studio in your area will fire pieces in their kiln for a small fee.
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I had high school ceramics and loved it.

I think there are air dry clays but they don't shape the same so its different but can keep the creativity going for her.

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thank you both, just what I needed to know!

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Maybe this ?

http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/pro...clay/index.cfm

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Nice! I've never seen this before! thanks!

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You may also find that a studio in your area will fire pieces in their kiln for a small fee.
call your local artist potters - she is old enough for an apprentiship
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I was flipping through this catalog tonight:

http://www.quill.com/search/search.a...archPageType=2

They have several to choose from

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