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Re: [teacherartexchange] reconstituting Laguna underglazes


From: Chris Lincoln (artloverlincoln_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 09:55:03 PST

Thanks so much for your ideas! I'll have the my students start
stirring on Monday.

On 11/19/05, Maggie White <> wrote:
> Reconstituting dried glazes is a wonderful activity for students who
> finish their work really fast, and for those students who need a
> purposeful activity to stay out of trouble. I found it easier to keep
> the glaze in a big chunk, rather than chopping it up into chunks which
> were hard to smooth out. If the glazes are totally dry, fill the jar
> with water and let it sit for several days; if the glaze is still moist,
> add water but don't fill it. When the glaze has softened, give a kid a
> popsicle stick (for a small jar) or a long-handled spoon (for a pint
> jar), and have them stir and stir and stir. Tell them YOU will add more
> water if necessary; students tend to go overboard adding more. Compare
> the consistency with a good jar of glaze.
> Maggie
> Chris Lincoln wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I have received a dozen or so jars of Laguna low fire underglazes.
> >Some of them are very dried out. Is it possible to reconstitute them?
> > I have never tried it before. Any ideas?
> >
> >
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