Friday, July 9, 2010

July in Mississippi is not designed for claying!

As anybody who follows my blog on a regular basis has probably picked up, my first love with polymer clay was -- and remains -- making canes.  To get good results with caning, it helps if your hands, your worksurface, the general area you work in, etc. etc. etc. are cool.  If you've ever been in Mississippi in July, you know that it is very rarely COOL!  And August is worse!!!  So do I crank the central air up -- and my electricity bill along with it -- or do I just accept that I'm going to have to work on other things during the summer?  Since I'm more into solutions than patience, I'm going to have to figure something out.  Anybody have any ideas?


thecolorofdreams said...

I keep an ice pack on my work table. It helps to keep the clay a little cooler while I am working. I also put things in the fridge to cool them down.

Alice Stroppel said...

If you figure something out, please let me know. I love my canes and Florida is boiling.

Claycass said...

Ice pack are good and during periods of time when the clay is at rest - I place it in the refrigerator. So times I work near the airvent. I have central air and no trees, so I use the central air during the summer. Maryland gets hot also. P.S. I forgot to say that sometime I cane late at night when the sun has gone down.