Glazing Terracotta. Learn How to Glaze Terracotta.

If there is one thing you need to know as a potter, that will be terracotta. Terracotta is the popularly known “cooked earth”. It is also known as the red burning earthenware. Terracotta has made for thousands of years by indigenous cultures, most often unglazed. If glazed, high lead content mixtures have been traditional. According…

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Is Air-Dry Clay Durable?

When it comes to art and craft, our mind creates an image of crayons, colored, paint, paint brushes, etc. Clay sculpting is also a vital part of art and craft. However, sometimes clays are prejudiced to be non-artist friendly as it requires heating, specific temperature for a cure, which is time-consuming, and there is absolutely…

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Can Air-Dry Clay Get Wet?

When it comes to choosing the best material for home decoration, there is a myriad of options to choose from, but clay is the most versatile and affordable material you can use for home decoration. Even kids can mold their creativity into the clay. However, there is a wide range of clays available in the…

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What Is A Good Clay for Sculpting?

Are you feeling boredom in your life as you have several hours that you spend wondering here and there, ideally? Are you seeking ways to spend this time doing something useful and creative? If yes, then clay sculpting is the best way to get rid of this boredom and exploring your hidden talent.    …

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What are the three types of clay bodies?

Clay is an inspiring art material with the traditional past and contemporary values. It forms from the igneous granite materials and other metamorphic rocks that break down into small stones due to various environmental changes. Humans have been transforming the clay into the desired pattern as per their needs for ages.     However, based…

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Pottery Clay vs Polymer Clay. What is the Difference?

Clay art modeling is a fun activity that involves the molding and sculpting of modeling clay into a variety of shapes and objects. Humans have been making objects, like pots, plates, bowls, sculptures, and many more, out of clay for ages. The versatility of clay allows us to use it in so many different ways.…

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Do You Have an Allergy To Pottery Clay?

More often than not, I have been asked about allergies caused by pottery clay. Although I am not a doctor or a health professional with my peerless experience in pottery, there are a few facts about pottery and allergies it can cause. Research has shown that people can have mold reactions to clay, especially the…

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What is Dunting? Learn How to Prevent It.

At one point or another, you would have experienced dunting which is in the form of cracking or fracturing in your ceramic pieces. This is something that will make you slightly worried and furious but you should worry no more because help is here. Ha-ha. In this article, I will be discussing what dunting is,…

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What is the best clay for beginners?

Clay sculpting can be intimidating at the beginning, but when you keep doing it and become a pro at it, it is the most exquisite art you can ever learn. Now, the first thing you need to do is to choose the best clay for sculpting. The type of clay used can significantly change the…

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What is Mexican Pottery Clay?

Welcome back to my blog. Today, I will be talking about Mexican clay. I know you might have seen something relating to Mexican pottery or “self-hardening pottery” as others will call it. You don’t need a master’s degree to know Mexican clay is from the great country of Mexico. Self-hardening clay, also known as air-dried…

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