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I recently made the cute butter lamb and I wanted to make one out of clay. I have a couple questions, the first one is if I make a Clay lamb about the same size as the butter lamb about how long will it take to dry completely? My second question is a glaze recommendation that you could suggest for the lamb. Maybe a white or cream color glaze. Thanks, Jean
If you leave the body as a solid depending on your weather conditions it could take a month to eight weeks for it to be totally and completely bone dry. If you coil the body of the lamb and leave a hollow core you can probably cut the drying time in half. You can also use blow dryers, fans, heat guns, etc. to hurry the process. Hope this helps.
Another way you can build the body is by using crushed paper as a form to build your body on. The paper will support the clay body when it needs supporting and will burn out in the bisque fire. Some centers and schools may not want paper burn out in their kilns though.