Hey guys! I recently finished my first clay bust. I've never sculpted anything before so I'm entirely new this medium. After spending several days sculpting and a little more than a week to dry, when I fired the sculpture, it exploded in the kiln
Judging by the way the pieces separated in the kiln, I figured it had something to do with the way I put the clay together. What's the best way of merging two layers of clay together? Scoring? Water to make the clay act as a glue? Hammering it down with a hard object?
I know the sculpture was too thick in some areas, so it may have still been wet inside when it was fired (which definitely could have contributed to what happened). However, I did have a hole at the base and hollowed out the head, so I know that wasn't the problem.
If you have any tips for me or maybe if you look at the image and see another problem that may have caused the bust to explode, I'd appreciate any bit of advice you have As you may have guessed, I have no idea what I'm doing haha