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Old 05-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Andrew Werby Andrew Werby is offline
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Re: Armature for New Sculpture

If it dried without cracks, that's a good sign. With an armature like that, the cardboard is at its stiffest when the clay is wettest, but as the clay dries, the cardboard softens by absorbing moisture, so it will accommodate the clay shrinking without resisting it enough to cause cracks. It will shrink more during firing, but the heat also weakens the cardboard, so it should work okay.

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