Today I am sharing a diet plan that you will actually enjoy! This one is for your ceramic work. If you’ve never worked with paper clay, you’ll be thrilled with the doors it can open up in your work. Paper clay improves joining capabilities and decreases warping and shrinkage, all the while reducing the heft… Read More »
Paper clay is an ideal solution for building complex or delicate ceramic sculpture. Made by mixing any type of clay body — earthenware, stoneware, raku or porcelain — with paper pulp, paper clay improves joining capabilities and decreases warping and shrinkage, all the while reducing the heft of the work. But when it sits… Read More »
When we ran a couple of features recently on using paper clay (see “Paper, Clay, Steel: Combining Disparate Materials to Create Strong, Lightweight Ceramic Sculptures” and “Lose Weight, Get Strong: Put Your Ceramic Work on the Paper Clay Diet”), I received some emails from readers asking for more, more, more! Many were interested in more… Read More »
One challenge that faces many ceramic sculptors is the sheer heft of clay, especially in a large sculpture. Ceramic artist Linda Mau faced just such a problem when she wanted to build a series of geometric sculptures that were to be suspended by nylon line. The solution she came up with involved paper, clay and… Read More »
Barbro Åberg’s abstract paper clay sculptures hint at ancient language, astronomy, and biology.