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Copper clay crumbles


#1

Hello - I’m new to Orchid - but I won’t let that stop me from
putting forth a question - maybe someone has some advice or info. I
have recently begun trying out bronze and copper clays. The bronze
clay was fantastic - worked well without drying out. But the copper
clay was another story. It crumbled and it was stained from the
beginning with a dark stain. I haven’t done any firing of it and
wonder if the stained colour will be there afterwards. Has anyone
else found that the copper clay was recalcitrant?

Thanks for reading.
Barbara


#2
Has anyone else found that the copper clay was recalcitrant? 

That has not been my experience with copper clay at all, perhaps you
got the rare bad batch.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com


#3

Hi Elaine and thanks for responding. We have had a very severe
winter this year on the east coast of Canada and I am wondering if
perhaps the clay was frozen in transit. Lets hope for the better when
it’s fired!

Thanks again
Barbara