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Re: clay mirrors

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MichaelDelahunt (MichaelDelahunt)
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:39:07 -0700


<bold>Lynnzi,Lynnzi=40aol.com,Internet writes:

</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 =
one

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=
ol

art teacher, sometimes it is lonley out there and you all have made me n=
ot

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=
the artist=21

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=
pation=21

Michael Delahunt

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