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These paper clay envelopes worked better than I imagined with cardboard templates,  it even picked up the subtle indentations.of the envelope back I had created in the card template when rolled into the paper clay. I made 8, gave one to Michelle to experiment laser engraving on greenware. I also tested 50%manganese dioxide with 50% cobber oxide mixed with water and brushed onto greenware and have left some plain so I can try applying the oxides onto bisque fired clay and rubbing some off, to see if there is an discernible difference when fired.

I laser cut MDF, small and full size versions of Chris’ slippers, it was amazing how long the full size shoes took to engrave 1 ½ hours, thank goodness the person after me was prepared to wait! They look amazing and the small ones leave a lovely impression when pressed into the paper clay. Paul said if I find they stick (which tends to be more prevalent with pure clay rather than paper clay) I can spray a bit of WD40 on them.

I also looked at the project recommended by Sarah Barnes – 60 postcards,
“USING A CREATIVE TRIBUTE AS A DIFFERENT WAY TO TACKLE THE GRIEF OF LOSING A LOVED ONE, BORN FROM THE IDEA OF SCATTERING POSTCARDS AROUND THE CITIES OF PARIS AND NYC IN MEMORY OF A WONDERFUL MOTHER, ASKING THE FINDER TO GET IN TOUCH.” An interesting project to cite in terms of communication and conversation.

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