>As to coloring the paper clay, I experimented with it once with Southern Ice and the details are above 1/2 way down this page ....
I did not notice any color deviations due to the paper ... even in wet form it all looked the same, and fired the same. Southern Ice is incredibly easy to use with a bit of paper in it.
Thanks for posting that. I'd consider 1 roll of toilet paper for 22 lbs of clay a lot of paper. Nice to see that that much works so well in Southern Ice. A bit off the subject but I'm fascinated by pieces like Maritime Blues. Is the background clay and the meandering steam of color the same clay? Is that Southern Ice?
I agree that one roll is a lot if you want to carve or stamp on it. I never did get back to doing more tests with the colored paper porcelain ... short attention span issues.
Yes, all of the work is made with Southern Ice which I custom color about once a year ... a week of mixing the base colors and testing them with each other before I store them. The colored clays lose their translucence but it makes a nice contrast to the pure white.