Armatures in clay
In high school, my art teacher always urged me that I take out the armatures (usually aluminum or galvanized wire) for my clay pieces. Me being fresh on the sculpture scene, I never knew exactly why. Is there a problem leaving an armature in the piece during kilning or other problems? I always assumed it would ruin the kiln or something.
Also what is a good armature to use in clay in general. I usually use like between 13-16 gauge aluminum wire. I just got out of high school and wanted to pursue sculpting as a hobby. My pieces, as of yet, usually range in size depending on subject matter but never get too much bigger than my chest and never smaller than my hand. thanks -- Seru