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</bold><x-quoted>I am interested in tips on creating a clay frame that I =
can later lay a
12x12 mirror in. My problem is that I have a feeling that the frame will
begin to warp as the clay hardens. There will be objects sticling out on =
side so I really wont be able to flip it.
I also would like to thank everyone for all their hints. As a private scho=
art teacher, sometimes it is lonley out there and you all have made me n=
feel so much like an island.</x-quoted>
Here are some ideas: Make the back flat, the shape of the opening whatever =
is interesting inside of 12 x 12 (the clay will shrink about 10% or so), an=
d the outside edge's shape outside of 13x13. When fired, attach the mirror =
simply by hot-gluing. If any frames warp, add some felt or other fabric as =
an intermediary (a mat of sorts) between the mirror and the frame. If any f=
rames break, consider it a learning experience and glue together as you can=
, perhaps using a sturdy card mat as a foil. It's possible few will notice =
the breaks or warping (or know that they were unplanned) other than you and=
Many of us are alone in our schools, public or private. ... one of the reas=
ons participation in ArtsEdNet List is so valuable. Thanks for your partici=
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