Cold porcelain art

Made by Angela Assenza

I started crafting when I was a child and made bassinets for my dolls out of oatmeal boxes. Now at 79 I’m still crafting. I like whimsical figures and my style goes toward the rustic. No patterns- just whatever comes up that I can visualize.

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  1. I replied from my computer instead of my phone. Let me know if you don’t receive it and I’ll resend from here. Thanks.

    • Thank you. I’ve tried several and now just do my own thing. It’s Elmer’s white glue(not school glue but the extra strong), Corn starch, baby oil, and vinaigrette and white acrylic paint. I wish I could give you the exact measurements but I never measured it. I would say pretty close to half and half on the glue and starch and a splash of vinegar and a bit of baby oil. But if you google cold porcelain recipes there are a lot of them that work very well. I cook mine in the microwave and I stop and stir every minute. Sorry I couldn’t be more help! Thanks for your kind words.

      • That’s very helpful! Your work is really nice. Do you have any tips for those of us who might want to try one of the cold porcelain recipes? And is it fairly strong when it’s dry?

        • It’s very strong when it dries, but thinner parts that protrude can break. I dropped the lady giraffe on my tile floor. If you notice the she has a broken spot on her dress. I have since patched it and painted over it. That’s the beauty of air dried clay. Also It is great to combine with paper mache for small figures. This is one of my figures that I’m not finished with. It’s all paper mache except the hands, face and rose. kneading the clay a lot and then wrapping it up tightly with plastic wrap is helpful. It works better if it stays put for about 24 hr. There’s a lot I can share so anything I can do to help, please ask.

      • I love the whimsy!
        You have great talent (plus years of practice) lol
        Thank you for the info. I’m going to try anyway!


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