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Is there such a thing as an air-dray clay that holds water?

Posted by alexis_s (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 21, 07 at 13:04

Hi, this is my first time posting here...

I'm not a clay person (though I wish I was!!) but I am an orchid person. I'm interested in making clay containers for orchids, but the container has to hold water without dripping. If there are any orchid people out there, you're probably wondering if I'm nuts right now, but there is a method to my madness. So far my online searches (and searches of past topics on this forum) indicate that an air dry won't hold water.

So in summary, I want to make a reservoir of clay that does not drip water, but DOES become saturated with moisture. And it needs to be as durable and inexpensive as possible, because I want to make quite a few. Does anyone have an idea for me??

Thank you very much in advance!


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RE: Is there such a thing as an air-dray clay that holds water?

No one ever answered this question. But, the answer is NO.

However, you could sculpt around a glass vessel of some sort. For that matter, you could use plastic.

RE: Is there such a thing as an air-dray clay that holds water?

Hi Alexis: I understand what you mean by the orchid pot needs to keep saturated with water. I need to make something similar and found this information on making hypertufa. It might be what you could use. Just make sure to cure it so that it doesn't "burn" your orchids.

This website has good info.

Good luck with your project.

Here is a link that might be useful: -- Hypertufa Pages

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