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Re: Fw: Clay tiles and visiting artists

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Wed, 8 Jul 1998 11:46:18 EDT

In a message dated 98-07-08 00:20:58 EDT, you write:

<< Next the tiles are bisque fired. I have tile setters for my kilns. I
don't recommend stacking painted tiles during the firing. Glaze is either
poured or painted on. >>

I did a tile project--using 8" bisque tiles that were generously donated by
Tews, a local cement and tile company. We had a school of about 400. I would
have loved to use the tile setters-(of course there is a big assumption on my
part that tile setters are a devise that stands the tile up on one end so you
can fire a whole bunch at one time.) But buying them would have eaten up my
whole (very small) budget! (And firing them wasn't even factored in--thank
goodness that was donated! {Thank you again, Jude!}) Do you know of a place
that has inexpensive tile setters or tile shelves? Do School districts ever
share materials like this? Has anyone ever made their own?

Another question for all of the school teachers out there:
When a visiting artist comes in to do a special project are they usually hired
by the principal? Do you have any say in it? Do you enjoy working with
visiting artists? Do you share your resources with them? I realize that each
case is different, but I would like to hear of your experiences--both good and

BTW, as long as I am mentioning donated materials and time for my mural
project-thanks to SAX (Judy) and NASCO (Tom) too. Couldn't have done it
without them!
Milwaukee, WI