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Sunday, May 1, 2011

I found a new modeling clay !!!

I heard about this type of clay at school (SSA) talking with Jillian Palone. She works a lot with Creative paperclay and she knew about Craft Porcelain from another wonderful friend from school, Lois.
I was curious about this type of clay and finally I got some Yesterday at a craft store. The clay is white but they also sell the clay with color,this product is made by AMACO.
When I open the package and took some clay out I notice the smell and consistency of it and it reminded me about a type of clay we make in Mexico called "Migajon."
The name of the clay is Craft porcelain because when it is dry it looks like porcelain, I am sure this is not real porcelain ;o).
The clay it is not as easy to add texture or carved like the other types of clay I use. You can add color after it is dry.


Here is what I have made with this clay and I still have lots to learn.
ROSA
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Craft Porcelain

ROSA
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Craft Porcelain

QUEEN BIRD
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Craft Porcelain

QUEEN BIRD
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Craft Porcelain

SERENITY
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted Craft Porcelain
Inspired by the Cherry Trees from Japan 

SERENITY
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted Craft Porcelain
Inspired by the Cherry Trees from Japan 

SERENITY
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted Craft Porcelain
Inspired by the Cherry Trees from Japan 

11 comments:

  1. Hola, Lorena! I love the queen bird! I would like to try some air dry clay which can be easily sculpted and carved. Which brand do you recommend?

    XOXO~
    Mieko

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  2. Thank You Mieko! ☺
    I really like Craft Porcelain because it it easy to mold and sculpt but I found it very hard to textured and carved.
    Creative paperclay is easy to sculpt, mold, carved and paint ;o). Between these two I will choose Creative paperclay.
    It all depends in what you are looking for. Craft porcelain comes with color if you want it too.

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  3. Goodness gracious. You amaze me. Beautiful work Lorena.

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  4. So pretty! In the Serenity ring it looks so delicate I wonder how fragile it is when done that thin.

    I may have to try some of this stuff!

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  5. YOu have to try it Janet !
    It is not very fragile at all.
    Thanks ! ♥

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  6. Lorena, I noticed this clay the other day at Hobby Lobby and I decided to do some research on it due to the price. I was there to pick up a package of soft Sculpey which I absolutely have fallen in love with, including Creative Paper Clay. Unfortunately, they didn't have any so I'll pick some up at Michael's tomorrow after I drop my son off at his father's...that's where I originally found it.

    I worked as a ceramist for many years and working with porcelain was just a joy! After working with all that groggy clay, porcelain felt like butter between my fingers and the results were wonderful! I love what you've created with this clay and please update your readers on how it's working out for you...I just might have to try it!

    Have a great week.

    Georgina

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  7. Dear Lorena, as a potter, a can say about paper clay, this: is a mixure between paper (toillete paper) and porcelaine. When we do the mixure, we should not excede 30/100 of paper. The real paperclay must be cooked (biscuit) in the kiln (ceramic oven) at the porcelaine temperature. If the "paperclay" you buy is a airdry type, is only paper paste, because the real porcelaine must be cooked at 1300/1400ยชCelsius. If you want, i can send you the recepe and how to do it. It schrinks a lot (like porcelaine, about 30 per cent) but its hardenness and flexibility are extraordinary. After the biscuit, you can glaze it.

    Many kisses.

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  8. Yes Maria, I know this type of clay it is not porcelain ;o).
    Thanks for the information !!! It is so great to learn new things all the time.
    How long have you been working with clay?

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  9. Dear Lorena, I went to a school in Caldas da Rainha ( a very well known place for its pottery, here in Portugal) for about a year. I graduate in pottery and wheel. Then I went to live for two months to another place to do raku with a french potter. I came home and since 2008 that i am a fulltime potter. I like to do my own glazes.

    In 2009, i atend to course of "Cheramics and Jewellery" for two months with an englich silversmith named Nick Tailor, where i learned copper and silversmithing.

    The porcelaine paperclay, I studied in my first course, in 2007.

    I already sent the heart to you. I hope you like.
    Many kisses!!

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  10. Dear Maria,
    I just got your GORGEOUS heart.
    THANK YOU !! It means a lot to me that you wanted to give this beautiful piece to me. ♥

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