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Re: [teacherartexchange] Glass marbles in the kiln

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 03:26:29 PDT


 
In a message dated 05/23/2005 9:28:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
nwalkup@verizon.net writes:

And just how do you fire marbles into clay?
 

The marbles must go into a shape, such as a bowl, that contains the melting
in the firing process. I bisque fired the clay, as usual, Then, my students
glazed their bowls, as usual, covering the entire bowl, inside and out
including the inside bottom. (not the bottom outside, of course). They used white
glaze on the bottom. If the marbles were round, they actually glued them to
the bottom, using Elmer's glue, so they didn't roll around and so they touched
each other. If you use the flat globs of glass you don't have to glue. You
must cover the entire bottom of the bowl, so that the marbles all melt
together to form a "pool" of glass when they melt. Then, I fired a fast fire
(about 61/2 hrs.) at Cone 06.
Susan on Long Island

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