white mica shift
Originally uploaded by coltpixy
I bake translucent and white clays buried under corn starch to prevent them from discoloring. A few days ago Carolyn of
2goodclaymates replied to a blog post saying that she tried Donna Kato's idea to bake clay buried under baking soda. I just had to try this out.
My results: Just like corn starch, baking soda prevents the clay from discoloring while baking. However, baking soda is finer and because it is more water soluble it is much easier to wash off completely.
I love it! From now on I will bake my translucent and white clays under baking soda. Thank you so much Carolyn!