paper clay

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paper clay

[′pā·pər ‚klā]
(materials)
A special-grade clay that is mixed with paper pulp to add body, weight, and finish to paper products.
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Two artists worked with the casting technique: Antonella Cimatti, who used detailed watermarks in paperclay (emphasising the lightness and the immateriality of porcelain) and Zsolt Jozsef Simon, who presented his unusual version of this technique.
For style and diminution, a ball was made from Creative Paperclay, available at crafts stores, and added to the bottom of each candle cup.
Made of paperclay, the work has an exterior that is shaped both like an egg and a boat, enclosing an interior that is delicate, lacy and colourful.
However, after finishing a gig, rather than heading down to the local watering hole for post-show libations, the members of this particular ensemble are delicately stored by their creator in cushioned roadcases; their Paperclay heads (a non-toxic combination of talc and volcanic ash) are carefully wrapped up; and their small wooden bodies are gingerly--and lovingly--laid out so as not to get tangled with the 13-to-15 strings attached to various joints.
With the invention of paperclay, this technique is widely used in ceramics today.
Her collection of porcelain paperclay (mixed with cellulose fibre to obtain maximum resilience during the working phases), is almost immaterial; impalpable threads, pure white filigree lacework.
Now firmly established in the ceramics world, paperclay is a vital part of the modern clay artist and potter's repertoire.
Sormin made porcelain paperclay using Rani Gilat's method.
A concoction of plaster, Egyptian paste, paperclay and toilet paper is left to set in the glove and takes its own form as the mixture settles and the glove contracts.
Rosette Gault continues her work on paperclay water filters to help to improve the water quality in specific areas of the world with her research being of benefit to areas of South America and Africa and others.
The artist uses a variety of clays, including earthenware, stoneware, paperclay and porcelain to model each figure.