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Re: clay leaf bowls

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From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 02:03:56 PST


I've done this project before and used underglazes to add color, then a
clear glaze over when the underglaze dries. Much better results for me
than using colored glazes.

Judie

>I saw an article in Arts and Activities about doing clay bowls and
>tried it with my third graders. We used slabs, pressed a real leaf into
>the clay, cut around with a tool (craft stick or nail!) and then lifted
>the whole leaf and pressed it into a styrofoam bowl. They pressed it in
>gently and then peeled the leaf off. I let them dry overnight and then
>took them out of the bowl. They turned out so great. Now my question is-
>they have been fired and await the glaze. In the article the teacher
>used two colors -one right over the veins. Has anyone done this? Is it
>ok to use two glazes at once? Let one dry and then go over the first ?
>Or do both at the same time? They look so good now I don't want to have
>the glaze turn out bad. Thanks,
> Jeryl in SC

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