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Lesson Plans

Re: tile murals

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Wed, 06 Oct 1999 16:25:01 -0500

I have had good luck with drying tiles on tracing paper-a tip I got from Clayart
(another listserv). It does help to control warpage-we would make the tiles and
place them on boards, with tracing paper underneath the clay, and dry slowly
(plastic over for a few days, then removed, etc.)
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Judy Grochowski
Greenfield High
Greenfield Wisc

Sears, Ellen wrote:

> I saved all of the e-mails about clay tiles - I can't find what I am looking
> for.
> My 5th graders are making clay tiles out of red clay with white slip... we
> are etching tessellations into the tiles (9" squares) - I read that some dry
> the tiles between wall board - can I use wood boards with newspaper under
> and on top of the tiles and stack all together - then weight the top - or a
> single layer of boards weighted -
> do I uncover everyday for a period of time everyday- or just leave?
> How long to dry?
> Thanks,
> Ellen