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Hi. A long time ago I remember an old art teacher of mine using styrofoam as a basis to build ceramics on so that they would be hollow. However, I am having trouble finding any information on this technique. Are there any special requirements when sculpting this way? Such as different firing temps or specific type of foam?
Thank you in advance,
 K.

Answer
Dear Kristina,

I believe the following link will give you an idea on how this technique is used.


http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-sculpture/making-pla


If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. I am always at your service.

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Ms. Ti Phillips
Earth Stoke 'N Fire Pottery Studio and Artist Retreat
www.earthstokenfire.com

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Will answer any questions on hand building, wheel, glaze, firing. Speciality questions to include those in glaze calculation and development, firing techniques. Please do not send questions on identifying pottery. Although I would love to add this to my question topics, I have a retreat to run as well as the studio and volunteering on AllExperts, and therefore do not have the available time to research indentification and marks. Thank you for understanding.

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Experience includes 30 years in pottery design and education. Have taught online and studio classes worldwide for the last 20 years. Own a pottery retreat specializing in firing techniques. Have 12 years solid experience in glaze calculation and formulation as well as problem solving in glaze chemistry. I am the first potter in the United States to have developed a complete package of pottery equipment blueprints for a studio. The blueprints include wheels, kilns, studio furniture, wedgeboards, raku kilns, slab rollers, ball mills and studio tools.

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Alliance of Pottery Artists Worldwide Association

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Ceramic Industry - PPP Wyndstryder Press - Pottery Journal

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University of Sciences and Art's of Oklahoma, studied under Professor Jaymes Dudding.

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Potter of the year with APAWA, various awards for showmanship and design.

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Available upon request.

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