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Re: [teacherartexchange] clay tiles for a mural


From: Joe Cox (bjcoxteachart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 01 2005 - 19:35:25 PDT

This is what I do if our tiles are flat I put down several layers of
newspaper and lay the tiles out on that, next another layer of newspapers.
Then I cover it with a plastic trash bag and put a board on top of the whole
thing. I would then let it set for a couple of days. This always work for


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeryl Hollingsworth" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:56 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] clay tiles for a mural

> I need a little advice from our clay experts or maybe those who have
> tried this successfully. I know I have already read posts about this but
> I got discouraged searching in the archives. (is there no way to search
> the archives by topics without having to scroll through each month?)
> Anyway, here is my plan. The special needs teacher -I can never remember
> what initials we use now for that class- asked if I would help them do a
> group project for our local fair. It is a small group of 8 half of which
> are Downs' kids. I thought about doing clay tiles that they could draw
> into and then glaze. We would fire them and then mount them on
> board,grout it and frame it so that after the fair,it could be hung
> outside of their classroom and be a touchable artwork. I remember reading
> about pressing the tile between sheet rock. I mentioned that to another
> teacher and she said she had tried that but the clay dried too quickly
> and cracked before she fired it. Any suggestions or other ideas are
> welcome!
> Also,our school is participating in the Pinwheels for Peace project and
> we have decided to tie in a collection that week to be sent to disaster
> relief in the Gulf region. We had originally planned to send the money
> to a war torn country but now feel strongly that our land is need of
> peace and healing. My heart is heavy for all who are suffering so
> greatly tonight.
> thanks in advance for any words of advice on the clay tiles,
> Jeryl in SC
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