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Dust Filters for Children
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I have a five year old granddaughter that has kept me company since she was born while I worked on gourds.   I have let her help me wash gourds so I am pretty sure she done not have any mold…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oz - Admin #2 Feb 14, 2013.

Air Dried Clay on Gourds
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Have any of you had any experience drying (air dried clay) with an oven? Our Huntsville Gourd Patch (Alabama) is planning to have a workshop on March 6 using Prang Das air dried clay to add features…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jean Mann Jun 11, 2012.

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Oz - Admin #2 replied to Jean Mann's discussion Dust Filters for Children
"Jean, I have moved your post to the correct catagory. Oz-Site Admin2"
Feb 14, 2013
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Dust Filters for Children

I have a five year old granddaughter that has kept me company since she was born while I worked on gourds.   I have let her help me wash gourds so I am pretty sure she done not have any mold allergies.  She is now interested in helping me clean the inside of gourds.  I would like to get her a good dust and mold filter to  use.  Have any of you done any research on a good one to get for children?See More
Feb 14, 2013
Jean Mann replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"Hi Marcia,   Our Huntsville Gourd Patch has now had several workshops using various kinds of clay, which for most of us was the first time to try those clays.  We have had workshops using Polymer Clay, Air Dried Clay, Quickwood, Paper…"
Jun 11, 2012
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"Me too, Marcia. I personally found it hard to work with. Since I felt I couldn't be sure it wouldn't be a problem down the road on a finished gourd, I went to Apoxie Sculpt and I love the versatility of AS. After the first use of AS I was…"
Jun 11, 2012
Marcia Geaney replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"  Hi Jean  I have not had much success with air dried clay on its own. I always have to have something to attach it to to keep it on the gourd. i don't know if there are any techniques and I have never tried putting it in the oven. I…"
Jun 11, 2012
Jean Mann commented on Gloria Christian's group Alabama Gourd Society
"As a member of the Huntsville Gourd Patch we love being a part of the Alabama Gourd Society and helping with our show in October."
Feb 21, 2012
Pam Hoffman replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"Thanks Peggy I am new to all this but I am sure this information just saved me tons of money.............in the clay dept. Pam Hoffman"
Oct 3, 2010
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"oh Peggy, thanks for writing this "book"........LOL what Joyce gave me was the creative paper clay you like. So yippeee. I know little about clays and it's great to get such good information. Can't wait to play...hehehe When I…"
Sep 15, 2010
Peggy Ash replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"HI Sandy, Sorry not to get to you sooner have been busy with work & projects. Air dry clay varies by brand, as to how long it takes to dry. I prefer 'Creative paper clay' [ black plastic wrap package at most craft stores; cheaper if…"
Sep 15, 2010
Jean Mann replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"I did experience cracking when using the air dried clay. I had to go back over it later with a thick slury of the clay and work with it to fill in the cracks and smooth out the surface again. I really liked working with the air dried clay except for…"
Sep 14, 2010
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"yes, that much I do know about certain clays, is to lay down glue before applying the clay. Paper clay looks and feels like the clay you are talking about.........the name just escapes me. ....oh, is it "Makins Clay?" I got some at hobby…"
Sep 14, 2010
Jean Mann replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"I am not sure what paper clay is. The air dried clay that we used, we purchased at Hobby Lobby and I found that it dried very nicely over night. I am sure that the amount of time required would depend on the thickness of the clay. What we worked…"
Sep 14, 2010
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips replied to Jean Mann's discussion Air Dried Clay on Gourds
"How long DOES paper clay take to air dry, Peggy? A friend gave me some paper clay. I really can't afford apoxie sculpt right now, but I don't want to get myself in trouble with the paper clay. Gourds can be persnickety enough........LOL"
Sep 14, 2010
Peggy Ash commented on Jean Mann's photo
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"they turned out great Jean, y'all did Fran proud :-) !!they are so much fun to do."
Mar 20, 2010
Jean Mann commented on Jean Mann's photo
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Mountain Men

"Actually, I consider myself a beginner with air dried clay. But thanks for the thought. You may want to pose your questioin under the forum topic I started. I am sure there are many folks with more experience who will be glad to share their…"
Mar 19, 2010
Betty Powers commented on Jean Mann's photo
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"Your mountain men are darling. It appears you have a lot of experience with air dry clay. Have you ever applied the clay to latex and if so what kind of glue works best?"
Mar 19, 2010

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At 2:52pm on December 20, 2009, Bonnie Gibson said…
Welcome, Jean! I hope you'll jump right in on some of the discussions and will add some photos. Have fun!
 
 
 

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