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Re: Marbles as glaze

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Nov 03 2003 - 03:47:10 PST


In a message dated 11/03/2003 6:34:07 AM Eastern Standard Time,
india99@infionline.net writes:
Thank you to who ever mentioned putting a marble in a bowl. this is the
hottest thing going in my Advanced class. they are getting "pools" that
suggest gold fish ponds in the bottom of the bowl. We are thinking of
making it a specific unit. AND (the big AND) I think it turned some light
bulbs on as to how hot the firing process is.
O.k...now the wheels are turning....I'm thinking of new lessons from this
idea, but, first, I have a few questions: Are you putting one marble or many
inside the clay bowl? Are you putting it in the bisque fire, or is it being
fired during the glaze firing? Would imbedding marbles in wet bisque fire clay
work as well? I use white earthenware clay and fire at cone 06. Has anyone
tried it on the outside of a piece? Where is the best source for glass marbles?
Thanks to Randy in cold Maine, or anyone else who can help! Marvin, are you
out there?
Susan on beautiful, sunny, mild, and colorful Long Island

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