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Re: marbles in greenware

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Sun, 17 May 2099 23:00:36 -0400

I have only done a little with marbles in the kiln, melting them in a
regular firing for use in a mural in the building. We did try putting them
in greenware and I found that the milk glass marbles do not melt down well
and become brittle. The catseye marbles and any clear glass melt down
beautifully. I would recommend breaking them up with a hammer into smaller
pieces and incorporating them with the glazing. I have done that and it
works well because the glaze "glues" the glass shards to the piece. I'd be
concerned that embedding the marbles in the greenware would cause breakage
since the clay will shrink in it's greenware state and the marbles will not.
Hope this thinking helps. Linda K. in Iowa
-----Original Message-----
From: Ruth Voyles <RVoyles>
To: Jeanalice2 <Jeanalice2>;
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: (no subject)

>I would also like specifics on marbles in greenware.
>Ruth Voyles
>Family Center and
>Early Childhood Education Supervisor
>Toledo Museum of Art
>P.O. Box 1013
>Toledo, Ohio 43697
>Phone: (419)255-8000 X236
>Fax: (419)255-5638
>>>> <Jeanalice2> 05/15 4:19 PM >>>
>Interesting----give specifics of using marbles in greenware! How do you do
>it? What cone do you fire at? etc Jean in Michgan