Post by Julie Fishte » Wed, 27 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Oh, and is it okay to put water and fresh flowers into a vase, or will it
leak/ruin it eventually?





Post by Dorothy Mcmill » Wed, 27 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Hi Julie;  A well baked (cured) polymer-clay vase will hold up just fine
with water and flowers in it.  It won't leak (unless you've left a hole)
or deteriorate.

Dotty in CA



Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 03 Jan 1996 04:00:00

And in response to your Why question, the reason why the Book doesn't cover
everything you are interested in to the level you'd like is because the medium
is growing and changin so fast. Nan Roche is working on a sequel to The New
Clay and had hoped to get it out by the end of '95, but I suspect didn't make
it BECAUSE the medium is changing so fast, and she is trying to keep the book
current. When the book came out, it was (as all factual books are) probably a
LITTLE bit "behind", but with the leaps and bounds of polymer clay's growth,
we are all now eagerly waiting for Nan's second volume!

Another suggestion for your vase is to include a glass jar in it -- the clay
shape on the outside doesn't have to rely on the jar shape for it's external
appearance, but the jar would assure that no accidental air holes exist, it
would give some structural support, and add some weight so the flowers don't
tip the light-weight polymer over. It's not essential, but it might be
helpful (Think of the jar as a liner.)