Continued from here.
So I thought this was going well. This week we made a few more pieces to try out:
I made a mandala and Meg made a bowl to drape it into, and she made a mandala and draped it over a flat piece she made. She also did a knitting sample and put it into a shell, and I dumped my scrumble into...well, it's kinda the top of a fairy house, I guess? But we'll probably never know because...
On Tuesday, I saw last week's pieces in the kiln. Most of them looked great or good, except for Meg's angel, which had crumbled entirely. We guessed it was due to starch being in it or something.
Apparently yarn + clay slip is too thin and breaks. It was suggested that we either (a) quit doing this, or (b) start dunking them in so much clay you can't see the yarn details, which kinda seems like defeating the purpose.
Back to the drawing board...? Or Meg doing more tests....something? She said she saw that someone managed this online...wonder what they did.