Michelle Maher's stoneware (cone 8) paper clay recipe inspired by Henry Pim's demo at International Ceramics Festival 2005. 2 parts crank clay body : 1 part paper pulp (I use 3 ply toilet roll) + 1 ml pure tea tree oil for each toilet roll used - slows down rotting! I get up to 6 months from a batch. I've been using this recipe for 10 yrs, firing to 1260 C and it's a fantastic clay body - very plastic, light, glazes well - but you must VENTILATE YOUR KILN CORRECTLY!! www.ceramicforms.com
Ceramic sculpture Coccolithospores by Michelle Maher. The piece was inspired by a microscopic algae organisms the Coccolithospore & was hand built by overlapping paper clay patches. See www.ceramicforms.com for details on all my pieces.