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sarawass 05-14-2010 03:34 PM

HELP...My clay become rotten
 
hi i covered my sculpture with a wet gauze then i wrap it all with plastic bag for one week now when i open it... a green white layer of rot grows on top of some parts of the sculpture... how to clean it and how to prevent that from happening again... BIG THANKS

mantrid 05-14-2010 03:56 PM

Re: HELP...My clay become rotten
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sarawass (Post 90507)
hi i covered my sculpture with a wet gauze then i wrap it all with plastic bag for one week now when i open it... a green white layer of rot grows on top of some parts of the sculpture... how to clean it and how to prevent that from happening again... BIG THANKS

Its just mould, scrape it off.
To prevent it happening again dont keep as wet and work faster

Andrew Werby 05-17-2010 09:11 PM

Re: HELP...My clay become rotten
 
Try soaking some cloth in a solution of chlorine bleach and draping your clay sculpture with that. It will kill the mold, and if you keep renewing the solution, will keep it from regrowing.

Andrew Werby
www.computersculpture.com

The Forge 05-18-2010 03:38 PM

Re: HELP...My clay become rotten
 
The mold is a sign on the clay aging, which is a good thing. Chinese potters used to bury a large amount of clay in a pit to 'age'. This 'cache' was to be used by their sons. When I was grad. assistant I worked with a ceramicist in the sculpture dep't. We used to make the clay to a recipe that he had. The best batches for 'throwing' were mixed before a vacation and left to 'age' during the time off. The 'aging' develops a mucilage between the clay particles.:cool:

sarawass 05-19-2010 08:29 AM

Re: HELP...My clay become rotten
 
thanks Andrew... it seems a helpful one

sarawass 05-19-2010 08:32 AM

Re: HELP...My clay become rotten
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Forge (Post 90764)
The mold is a sign on the clay aging, which is a good thing. Chinese potters used to bury a large amount of clay in a pit to 'age'. This 'cache' was to be used by their sons. When I was grad. assistant I worked with a ceramicist in the sculpture dep't. We used to make the clay to a recipe that he had. The best batches for 'throwing' were mixed before a vacation and left to 'age' during the time off. The 'aging' develops a mucilage between the clay particles.:cool:

thanks for the information:)


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