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I found out today my favorite clay Premo base has been discontinued by clayfactory! I made "Leacoutha"  entirely of premo base ,cut  right off the block  like hard cheddar. I was dreamily looking forward to using it again because it has such a wonderful  natural beeswax look and  it always had a great texture..not sticky and soft as most translucent  polymers. It was a great clay to extend other clays with, made them hold their own and not sag or attract lint and I hardly ever had moonies with it.
I had noticed something had changed,but didnt heed the early warning signs.. each time I bought a block it wasnt as fresh .. it was crumbly and hard and now I see why.. the sellers were pushing out that old stock!

Im now in the market for a brand new clay ,but then I got another juicy bit of information. Two chemicals in the plasitsizers of polymer clay have been banned in California. Now all the clays will be reformulated! I wonder if I buy a new clay and fall in love will it suddely change too? I have my eye set on puppen fimo ,but clays being formulated have in the past been sold before all the kinks are out.
Im not sure if I should open my heart again!

But anyway I am buying a new convection oven as soon as some money gets in my tapped out credit card. I pray to the muses this means no more moonies or overcooked clay. Thats going to be my  christmas present to myself!
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:iconverdigrisjester:
verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
why the hell haven't I been watching you?! what the devil is wrong with me !? well, fixed that,lol.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You know I could swear you were already. heehee
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooooo....
a convection oven!!
I haven't even begun to sculpt (I do want to so much!) but the whole baking process always is so intimidating! Burnt! Moonies!! Yikes! Convection would be the only way to go to minimize those.
hmmm.. new idea for a Christmas present!

BTW you are an awesome artist.. if I can achieve one tiny fraction of your skill I will be over the moon!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The convection is suposed to be even hot air and it shuts itself off after the time is up. Plus you can watch through the glass to see how its doing. Im not sure if I really can believe the no moonies raves..we'll see.
It was getting to where I was avoiding looking in the oven. ..like delaying that moment where you see how your peice fared! Im still shopping as QVC suddenly doesnt have the model I wanted.

Thank you about my work.
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just read where you should get a digital convection oven.. there are so many out there!! Which brand are you looking for???? :please:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Not any particular brand. I was most interested in the glass bowl style rather than the toaster oven shaped ones. Ill keep digital in mind though.
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
one like this? go to:[link]
i didn't know they even made glass ones! cool! that would be even heating!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yes thats it! This costs a little more than what QVC had..those were 60 bucks,but maybe its worth it to not fudge around anymore.
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nuintholiel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oops! :oops:
I forgot to mention it is a glass bowl and she did get it from either HSN or QVC.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah the glass bowl kind I think are handier and you can see into em better.The toaster oven style probably still work fine.
The bowl on the one I got is 7" tall and 12" wide that should fit most sculpts. from what Ive heard the glass spins around and sometimes the sculpt wants to slide to the side so use something soft such as polyfiber batting on the bottom to hold the peice.
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