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Clay foxie by Foshu Clay foxie by Foshu
So today I tried my first paw at the 20+ pounds of clay I still have lying around in my burrow and of course I tried to make a foxie... I haven't done any claying since elementary so I couldn't even imagine how hard it was to get some shape into it. I'm already glad I managed to get some basic shapes down without it covered in cracks and grain despite the way it actually looks. I'll look around and see if I can bake and paint my foxie so he can stand on my window sill proudly

Done with regular clay (I guess?), a rubber pointbrush, a rough broad brush and a toothpick... yah
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Lunesk Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Digital Artist
That's really good there Fosh...I'd never be able to try my paw as that being I have allergies to a lot of clays
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Foshu Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ohwww... sure there would be plenty of hypo allergenic typs of clay, but no doubt you'll be paying extra for that too
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Lovelessdarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Student
- yawns and lays down on his back-
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Shyedge Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
I can't even do a basic bowl using clay. This is beyond any of my skill.
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Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I did learn you'd need to take your time and dedicate yourself to completing it because I've had my moments of just wating to give it up
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MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a nicely finished form, for someone who hasn't worked with clay for as long as you say you have. ^^ Definitely see about getting him fired, so you can keep him around- make sure you've hollowed him out inside, though!
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Foshu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hollowed...? no I haven't, that's bad?
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MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...it depends. If the piece isn't that large, and you were careful to push all of the air out of the clay before you started working, you should be okay. On larger pieces, though, you should hollow out the inside and leave a hole somewhere unnoticable so that air can escape when you fire the piece inside a kiln. Otherwise, as the temperature rises and the air inside expands, it will causes the clay to explode.

Generally, if any part of the clay piece is the diameter of, say, a soda can or bigger, it should be hollowed out. Smaller pieces, again, should be safe, as long as the clay was wedged well and all of the air was forced out.

I don't mean to scare you, but I would hate for you to lose your work like that. It's a really beautiful figure, and it'd be a shame for it to be ruined because of a pocket of air. Just use your best judgement, and hopefully everything will turn out fine.

If its any reassurance, I'm pretty confident you'll be fine. I'm assuming this is only about hand-held size? It should be perfectly safe, if that's the case.
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Foshu Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yesh it's handheld... I figured I would just glue it back together if it did break, but I don't know if there's anything I can do if it would explode
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MukatKiKaarn Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you should be okay... again, I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to scare you! Just keep your fingers crossed when you put it in the kiln, and hopefully it'll come out okay. ^^
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