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From: rrwalton DelphiPlus Member Icon2/11/06 9:26 AM 
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Hi all :0)...

Quick intoduction and question :0).

My name is Rhonda, and I am a mostly a folk artist.  I  am about to teach art here locally at the Christian school where I attend church.  Next to painting, my great love is Sculpey clay ;0).  I use the white kind, and form pumpkins, autumn scenes paint myself.  I use my own oven for my work.  This leads into my question for all of you experts here on this Board.  I am seriously considering implementing sculpey clay modeling into the art program for the (mostly) higher grades at school.  It would be less expensive for us than traditional clay and a kiln, and I just absolutely love working with the Sculpey and think my students would get a lot out of it as well.  What type of ovens (portable) should we purchase to cook the clay at school?  What type are your best recomendations and why?

I really appreciate any and all responses, and I thank you in advance for your time :0).


Many Blessings,


Roots in Country Design

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From: Leigh (SINCERELEIGH) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/12/06 9:00 PM 
To: rrwalton DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 3) 
 35.2 in reply to 35.1 


I know alot of people prefer Convection ovens, I myself have one and LOVE it to pieces, if you can aford to get it, the convection oven is the best!

Next would be a toaster oven, but that has alot of problems especially burning and browning where you don't want it because the clay is very close to the filiments!

Have you worked with PREMO clay at all??? You can always paint the colored clays, but it's so much fun to work with the colors and the Premo clay has a much stronger consistancy.

I know there are many many clayers that would love to give you a bunch of answers, but they are in Polymer Clay Central, I do hope you will come over and ask that question again in the PCC forum, you can get there from the menu above, it says Polly's FriendLEIGH forums!

Hope this helps!



From: rrwalton DelphiPlus Member Icon2/13/06 8:21 AM 
To: Leigh (SINCERELEIGH) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 3) 
 35.3 in reply to 35.2 


Thank so much for your response :0) !

Yes, I also posted there  after I discovered the forum,  and have had many helpful responses.  It seems so far that convection ovens may be what I am needing to check into.  I had no idea, because as I posted I've only used my own personal oven for my clay here at home :0).  The more I read, the more I think I may need one for here at home too, lol.

I am seriously thinking of trying the colored clays, after seeing some of the results of the work you all have accomplished with them.  I wasn't aware that you could paint clays  that were already colored.  I've learned so much just perusing these two forums the last few days :0).

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond , I truly do appreciate it! 

Many Blessings,


Roots in Country Design


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