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What is the best method / materials to use when making hand prints?

Salt dough isn't good for the very long term when it comes to durability, so I need suggestions. I don't have access to a kiln, but anything else is fair game. This is for keepsake handprints for a baby and preschooler.
posted by Nickel Pickle on Nov 12, 2013 - 9 answers

 

What Hand-Held Device Will Cut Shapes from Fibrous Clay?

I need to make circular shapes - consistently and regularly - from a material that can only be described as fibrous clay with some waxy residue. I need to find some kind of hand-held device/gadget that will make these circular shapes without breaking. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Oct 27, 2013 - 18 answers

Identify this!

Can you help me identify and replace a smashed up clay figurine? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Nov 27, 2012 - 5 answers

What are these tiny white pellets on my desk?

What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Day of the Dead Lanscaping Needs Reviving. Where to start?

Day of the Dead---In desperate need for front landscaping makeover but want to DIY. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jan 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Cranium is not a sufficient learning tool

What are your favorite clay sculpting beginners' resources? [more inside]
posted by xqwzts on Dec 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Altered tin question...

How to attach polymer clay to a tin? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Jul 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Sculpture Stamp

How can I stamp my name and a date into a tiny clay sculpture? [more inside]
posted by DU on Sep 1, 2010 - 12 answers

There's gold in them thar backyards.

Is there a name for the flaky, layered clay/soil deposit with a striking metallic sheen found in my childhood neighborhood in Northern Virginia? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on May 21, 2010 - 12 answers

The Clay Beneath My Feet...

Why would new, store-bought soil turn to clay in just over a year? [more inside]
posted by destro on Apr 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me find the right sculpting material.

A question for all of the artists (and a bonus question for the doll makers): what type of clay (or other sculpting material) should I use for this project? More information inside. [more inside]
posted by long haired child on Jan 23, 2010 - 7 answers

What malleable substance can be shaped like clay for craft projects but turns out lighter like styrofoam once hardened and dried?

Does this substance exist? Arts & crafts people or hardware store people: for a craft project, I want a material that is malleable like clay but winds up lighter-weight like styrofoam/polystyrene once it has set and hardened. Maybe it it's dispensed from a tube or can? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Nov 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Can a cherry tree survive in North Carolina clay?

New tree planted in clay with poor drainage. Can it / should it be saved? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Sep 23, 2009 - 8 answers

American Indian Pottery and Glazing

What did American Indians use to glaze and paint their pottery and clay sculptures? Recipes or good links to such would be awesome. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Looking for clay tile roof caps

Flat Roof Filter - We're trying to get our garage roof replaced and are having problems locating a supplier for the clay tile end caps that run around the edge of the roof. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Sep 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Help with Clay Topsoil

The soil in my tiny yard is hard as concrete, but I want to grow a garden. Tips? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Jun 17, 2008 - 19 answers

Recommendations for buying a potter's wheel?

I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Waterproofing craft porcelain?

I'm trying to waterproof tiny objects made out of air-drying craft porcelain, but I've had little success. Suggestions for a translucent waterproofing material, or, perhaps, an alternate sculpting material? [more inside]
posted by nobody on Oct 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Dude, I broke my pot.

The top of my terra cotta baker is shattered. The bottom (glazed inside) ist still intact. Can I still use it? Do I need a different cover or any cover at all?
posted by lysdexic on Jul 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Will a Slab O'Clay Keep The Doctor Away?

Why would someone ingest powdered clay? Is this harmful, or are there some nutritional benefits? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Feb 26, 2007 - 20 answers

How should I learn to sculpt?

I'd like to learn to sculpt. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jan 4, 2007 - 11 answers

What to do with yellow clay

What can I do with a large quantity of yellow clay? [more inside]
posted by destro on Nov 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Sand and clay animations - AEIOU!

A-E-I-O-U! Does anyone know this old sand animation show and song? What about the red-and-blue clay? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Nov 14, 2006 - 10 answers

Clay in Dublin?

Clay in Dublin: In a pretty massive change of directions, Slothrop and I will be moving to Dublin this fall for 9 months. He'll be busy doing his Fulbrighty stuff, and I'll be busy doing, well, whatever I want. What I want is to have access to some kind of ceramic studio. [more inside]
posted by dirtmonster on Jun 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Where do I buy a wavy cheese cutter?

Does anyone know where one could buy a "wavy" cheese cutter? [more inside]
posted by cdcello on Nov 21, 2005 - 6 answers

CD Launcher?

Does there exist a CD Launcher? [more inside]
posted by DickStock on Nov 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Beautifying a Fish Tank

I haven't been able to find much info on aquascaping a fish tank. I want to create my own landscape, and was hoping to find some sort of aquarium safe clay or similar material to sculpt my new environment from. Are there any fish enthusiasts out there who can help me out?
posted by agregoli on Jan 27, 2004 - 9 answers

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