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Re: Glazing wind chimes...?


Date: Sat Feb 23 2002 - 08:02:56 PST

Larry -
Since windchimes require a small hole for the cord-
I use a jewelry rod and hang them between two supports. Not easy for bulk
firing -but a suggestion. I've also balanced them between kiln furniture or
stilts , where you have several "nails" sticking up from a clay slab.
I have my students do "fossil wind chimes". We've used leaves , green
amphibian "road kill" ( dried squashed frogs, toads and chameleons-make great
images in clay) and a velvet underglaze that we sponge off. We tie them to a
leaf embossed 6" flat disc (pre-punched holes are made with straws.)
Beautiful results.
The kids love searching for the road kill. A bit macabre,but once we found a
dried up chameleon in the room -and the ideas began to fly.
Patti in Coral Springs,Fl.