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post #11 of Old 05-30-2015, 09:56 AM
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Kudu bronze, start to finish

Finally got back to my clay today, 2nd session working on my kudu. All together probably have put six hours into it so far with putting together the armature and two clay sittings. Today I did a little refining, adding clay, taking away clay...and will continue adding and taking away until it's a kudu! Referring to photos a lot since I've never seen a kudu in person so am trying to get it right. There will be lots of changes made to what you see in this photo since it's a work in progress. Lol! No sculpting tomorrow, root canal day!
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Root canal day! You must be so excited!

Kudu looks great. Does the clay stay pliable?
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kudu bronze, start to finish

Yes, the clay is pliable but hard, of course, when it's cool. I warm it up in an electric skillet, can have it from liquid to hard so there's a certain temp I like to set it at for different uses. Anyway, once i wasn't using my brain and set a finished clay, ready to mold, on the dashboard of my truck while I went in to visit my son and it was a hot day.... When I got back to my truck my precious sculpture was almost a puddle! Duh..wasn't thinking; oil based clay, hot truck... I was able to salvage most of it but it was back to the drawing board..or sculpture stand...for me!
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How interesting. I never knew how this was done. My exposure to art has been very limited in my life. Too busy with family and business but that is making my retirement all the more fun because now I have the time to discover what I've missed.



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Do you need to warm the clay to work on the shaping?
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Look up two posts above yours Susan

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Sometimes what sounds good in my head is not so clear in writing, to clarify...

I know she said it WILL soften when warmed, I am just curious if she NEEDS to soften it to work with it or can she leave it at room temperature?
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Susan Mulno, I use my clay when its soft but also use it when hard; it depends. There are times that I would use the Clay at room temperature for smoothing or for adding fine detail. It's good to use soft when you're adding large amounts. Best work on detail when it's hard…
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