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Sculpture House Pliatex Mold Rubber: 1 quart
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Sculpture House Pliatex Mold Rubber: 1 quart
SKU: SHI-850B

* Used to make molds which capture the finest details and produce smooth, perfect casts. Pliatex molds can be stored indefinitely. Recommended casting materials are gypsum and cement products ONLY.

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Sculpture House Pliatex Paste Maker: 1 lb.
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Sculpture House Pliatex Paste Maker: 1 lb.
SKU: SHI-851A

* Mix this material with Pliatex Mold Rubber to make rubber paste.

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Sculpture House Terra Cotta Moist Clay: 50 lbs.
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Sculpture House Terra Cotta Moist Clay: 50 lbs.
SKU: SHI-538B

* A standard in the field of pottery and ceramics. Basic variations in our formula, such as bentonite for elasticity and a fine mesh time-tested grog, are two of the inert qualities unique to Sculpture House's Terra Cotta....

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Sculpture House Pliatex Mold Rubber: 1 pint
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Sculpture House Pliatex Mold Rubber: 1 pint
SKU: SHI-850A

* Used to make molds which capture the finest details and produce smooth, perfect casts. Pliatex molds can be stored indefinitely. Recommended casting materials are gypsum and cement products ONLY.

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Sculpture House 6" Aluminum Caliper
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Sculpture House 6" Aluminum Caliper
SKU: SHI-C6

* A requirement for the serious sculptor, a good caliper allows the artist to take precise and accurate measurements from life models otherwise difficult to obtain. With our C6 aluminum caliper you can easily take exact me...

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Sculpture House Pliatex Casting Filler: 1 Quart
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Sculpture House Pliatex Casting Filler: 1 Quart
SKU: SHI-893A

* For producing light, hollow, unbreakable casts. Casting Rubber and Casting Filler (liquid) are mixed and poured into ordinary plaster molds to create a positive rubber cast. Casts may possess any degree of flexibility or...

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Sculpture House Pliatex Casting Rubber: 1 Quart
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Sculpture House Pliatex Casting Rubber: 1 Quart
SKU: SHI-892A

* For producing light, hollow, unbreakable casts. Casting Rubber and Casting Filler (liquid) are mixed and poured into ordinary plaster molds to create a positive rubber cast. Casts may possess any degree of flexibility or...

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Sculpture House Pliatex Mold Rubber: 1 Gallon
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Sculpture House Pliatex Mold Rubber: 1 Gallon
SKU: SHI-850C

* Used to make molds which capture the finest details and produce smooth, perfect casts. Pliatex molds can be stored indefinitely. Recommended casting materials are gypsum and cement products only.

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Sculpture House Pliatex Separator: 1 quart
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Sculpture House Pliatex Separator: 1 quart
SKU: SHI-854C

* A necessary mold release.

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Sculpture House Short Bent No. 25: 1/4"
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Sculpture House Short Bent No. 25: 1/4"
SKU: SHI-22502

* This tool, with a u-shaped cutting edge of 1/4" from tip to tip, is made from high carbon steel and tempered to a range approximately .59 to .62 on the Rockwell Black Diamond hardness testing device. The handle is attach...

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Popular Ways to Decorate Ceramics and Pottery

Ceramics and pottery are very similar forms of art. They consist of figurines and flatware shaped out of wet and pliable clay, then baked in a kiln until thoroughly hardened. They vary greatly in color from grayish-brown to brownish-red, but can be rather unremarkable if they are not decorated. Artists have utilized many techniques in the past to adorn their earthenware creations, and some of those methods are still popular today. Other approaches to embellishing pottery are newer, but can give artists more leeway to bring their arts and crafts ideas to life.

Glazing is perhaps the oldest and most popular way for artists to decorate their ceramics and pottery. The glaze’s glassy coats make the earthenware items gleam, while simultaneously rendering them impermeable to fluids and protecting them from cracking. Lovely effects can be created by overglazing, or layering the coats of glaze on top of each other in between rounds of baking. Each time the glazing is fired, it can undergo a significant change in color.

Underglazing is a slightly different technique that can be accomplished in two ways. It can be done by adding colorants to the greenware, or raw clay pottery, before it is glazed and baked. When the clay comes out of the oven, the initial base colors will shine through the transparent top coats of glaze. Underglazing can also be achieved by baking the raw pottery until it is dry and porous, then coloring it with chalk pastel pencils. After the artwork is done, a layer or two of clear glazing can be put on over it, and the entire piece can be baked again until it is hard and shiny. Derwent Pastel Pencils are well-liked, and considered by some to be the best pastel pencils for underglazing work. Many online stores that sell art supplies have sets of these pencils for sale, or can order them for customers from the company’s catalog.

Another time-tested method artists employ to beautify their pottery is working slips, or engobes, into it while it is still green and wet. Slips and engobes are droplets of colored clay-slurry, sprinkled on the surface of raw clay, and then gently massaged in to alter its color. Several different shades of the clay-slurry can be added, one at a time, to create multi-hued effects and generate the appearance of varying textures.

Many people choose to decorate their ceramics and pottery, not by coloring it, but by changing its surface texture. Since clay is quite malleable, this is an easy thing to do. When it is wet and green, tools and objects can be pressed into its surface to make patterns and other designs. When the clay has hardened somewhat, designs can be carved into its surface with various implements, like screwdrivers and Xacto knives. These tools for texturing clay are quite cheap, and can be found at any art supply or hardware store.

One of the newer methods for decorating pottery is by making it with a substance which is already eye-catching. Polymer clay is a brightly colored modeling clay made from polymer polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. This material has a higher price than natural clay, but can be worked in the same way, and will harden when baked in a regular oven. It is widely used to make arts and crafts, and comes in a variety of brilliant colors that may have pearlescent, fluorescent, and metallic finishes. There are lots of polymer clay brands to choose from in the arts and craft stores, but Sculpey Oven Bake Clay is considered to be one of the best.



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