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  1. Francine Mongeon
    Francine Mongeon at |

    Hi Jonni
    I’m at the counter trying to mix another batch, then I notice you had already answered me !
    Thank you so much!
    I will go slowly this time, I was looking at the paste that had harden and it did a good job just a little lumpy so with this batch it should smooth it out.
    Again thank you so much for taking the time to answer so fast!
    Francine

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  2. Elizabeth baker
    Elizabeth baker at |

    I love your ballet bunny already! I’m sure you have ex dancers like myself begging for one for their very own…..but let me add my humble request to the pack!

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  3. Joanne Gennarella
    Joanne Gennarella at |

    Your rabbit has just the right attitude. Nose up and looking pretty. Now what is the correct proportion of uncured terracotta clay as an addition to the original recipe of Jonniclay? And have you had any problems with mildew formation with it’s use? I ask, because as you know, this clay must be fired in a kiln for strength and long-life.

    Besides trying out duplicating your current project I have another in mind. Maybe a rendition of a cross-legged Budha sitting serenely. Good luck with your new home. Are you really putting in a paper mache floor? I have to see pictures of this!

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  4. Rachelle
    Rachelle at |

    Just got you book on sculpting animals. Love it. I checked my art supplies and I have cold pressed linseed oil, purified linseed oil and linseed oil refined. None of the jars say boiled linseed oil. Can I use anything that I already have? Also when you squeeze the water out of the toliet paper, do you throw the water away?

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  5. Francine Mongeon
    Francine Mongeon at |

    Hi
    I’m Francine the one who sudgested the bunny…
    Today was my first try at making your paper mâché past.
    Did I have fun!
    I guess I need just a little more experience I burnt my blender so I was left with lumps…
    But what was left and still good…I spread on my 7 foot doll…
    I just wish I could do great mix like your! They look so soft can we add a little water to the mix if it is to thick is my question?
    Have a great week
    Francine

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  6. Chawol
    Chawol at |

    Jonni, You are such an inspiration. LOVE this bunny. Learning so much and thank you!

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  7. chris
    chris at |

    Hey Joni, I purchased your book animal sculptures from amazon , I love your sculptures. Thanks so much for being so generous as to show us how to make these figures.

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  8. nicki
    nicki at |

    It’s not a race, it’s called having fun, tutu bunny is looking awesome, nicki

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  9. Beckie
    Beckie at |

    I love you, Jonni! Your generosity in sharing your process is so greatly appreciated. You inspire me!

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  10. patch
    patch at |

    Bronzed, huh? She will be the Bunnie Degas with a split for her tail? She’s cute, and the more better for not having a ‘real’ gauze tutu skirt — wonderfully modeled, and yeah, everyone remember the rhyme —
    No Dap, No Way
    When you are making
    Jonni Good Clay!

    ;)
    patch

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  11. Monica r.
    Monica r. at |

    Greatful for the tutorials. I eagerly await and they do no disappoint .
    I finally understand why my faces always look so flat, I never broke them down in the armature part. I kept trying to build the mache into the cheeks etc. and the clothing method, wonderful .

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  12. Jim kransberger
    Jim kransberger at |

    Great rabbit!

    Hi staying

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  13. Christine Majul
    Christine Majul at |

    This is coming out wonderfully, I can’t wait to see her finished.

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  14. Xan Blackburn
    Xan Blackburn at |

    She’s coming along so nicely, Jonni! Nice filmwork, too. I appreciate both the editing and the changes of focus for details or more general views. I will try not to worry about why you “just happened to have” medical grade plaster cloth, while I continue to admire you taking on such huge renovation projects on your own! Paper mache floor?? Can’t wait to hear about that. I knew a woman in California who was using paper bags and some kind of polymer to create floor surfacing. It was neat to look at, and held up surprisingly well to traffic, but all the floors I knew about (in a couple galleries) also started to de-laminate after varying amounts of time. I hope yours turns out to be longer-lived! Come to think of it, I knew another woman in the same area who varnished some paper accents onto her painted plywood kitchen floor. That lasted quite well. Anyway, cheers!

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