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Old 12-18-2015, 01:33 AM
Del Dios Del Dios is offline
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Keeping clay warm in winter

Am using the softest Classic Clay for my life-sized animals and with these cold nights, it's like ice sculpture until mid day, even if the studio is warm. Any good ideas on how to keep it pliable? Thinking an electric blanket wrapped around the piece at night, any experience with that or better ideas?
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:40 PM
Andrew Werby Andrew Werby is offline
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Re: Keeping clay warm in winter

You might try building an enclosure around it with sheets of foam and duct tape, and putting a lightbulb in there (one of the old-fashioned inefficient types, not LED or CFL).

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Old 12-18-2015, 06:30 PM
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Re: Keeping clay warm in winter

Even a corrugated cardboard box would do. You would want to begin with a low watt bulb. You do not want to melt your sculpture piece in the middle of the night.

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Old 03-18-2016, 06:26 PM
Peggy Campbell Peggy Campbell is offline
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Re: Keeping clay warm in winter

Del ever since I started sculpting twenty years ago I have used a suggestion from Sandy Scott. I have a cabinet with three shelves and large door but each shelf has holes drilled into them, there is a small square hole in the side, bottom where a small electric heater sits each shelf has a different number of holes allowing hot to mild depending on holes. This keeps my clay workable all day and also protects piece in highest level shelf with fewest holes. Like others have said you have to experiment with the heat to trust it not to melt something. I have also just covered it overnight with blanket
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:29 PM
Peggy Campbell Peggy Campbell is offline
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Re: Keeping clay warm in winter

Del just saw you do life size sorry mine are all small so use others advice, sorry!
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