Jayn Avery, a well-known Floyd potter who operates the Blue Heron Pottery, recently taught a 3 day introductory course at the Jacksonville Center using paper clay as the medium.
Paper clay is a mix of clay, paper pulp, and water. It is easy to use, extremely
strong in an unfired state, and easily repairable at nearly every stage
in the forming process.
The clay is available in many different formulations with firing ranges from cone 05 to cone 10. You can get an idea of the many options available by visiting one of the many supplier’s websites.
For more images and a discussion of Jayn’s course, visit Jacksonville Center Online.
To give you some idea of the potential of this medium, see what artists like Barbara Sorenson are creating. Barbara was among the first to confront the use of paper clay and it has turned out to be a productive medium for her work.
Tag: paper clay