A short, fast slideshow of selected Ceramic Paperclay Sculptures created between 1992 and 2012 by professional artist Graham Hay. See what's possible with this "new" material. Profession photos by Victor France.
Making paperclay with a kitchen food blender, to create a small 1-5kg (1-10 lbs) amount.
Radical ceramic sculpture techniques possible with paperclay demonstrated by expert Graham Hay.
The Ancient Tribe sculpture is built from completely dry paperclay sections, joint together using a combination of water, paperclay slip and soft paperclay.
In this video, the work is recreated, illustrating the speed and immediacy possible with paperclay, when using the DipStick technique.
I have called this technique DipStick, because it is so simple (just dip in paperclay slip and stick it), that any dipstick could do it.
The sculpture was originally created in 1994.
A 1999 journal set out the steps for building it( see grahamhay.com.au/hay1999ancient.html).
Step by step guide to making a larger batch (10-20kg or 20-40 lbs) of paper clay / paperclay.
Tools required: an electric powered drill, metal paint mixer, large bucket, clay, paper, hot water, kitchen detergent, deflocculant.
Demonstration based upon questions at, and experience of providing, over 200 paperclay workshops over nearly two decades. Includes tips and shortcuts.
Tips for creating thin sheets of soft paper clay, with minimal equipment, from expert Graham Hay. More about paper clay: http:grahamhay.com.au/paperclay.html
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