Thursday, August 21, 2008

August 21 work in progress


Anonymous said...

can you scrimshaw on clay? I remember some of the clay pieces you did in college. Can the two are formes be combined? Or what about sculpey clay? Too hard, too soft? Just wondering...-BM

Katherine Plumer said...

No, I don't think either one would be the right surface. Regular fired clay (if fired hot enough to be vitreous) would be too hard. Polymer clay is way too soft. This is pretty much limited to ivory, bone (if sealed), some plastics, and micarta (which is hard to explain, it's paper and phenolic resin).