SchoolArts Magazine

September 2018

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Clay Tips • Most projects require no mor • • , the walls should be no thinner than a pencil and no thicker than a large marker to pr • . • Br to save some. • Pieces of canvas cloth or old jeans function well for a work surface. • For automatic kilns, make sur e the first firing is at 04 or 05 using the slow-fire option. Glazing Tips • Before glazing, wipe dust off of the bisque-fir • Unglazed pieces can touch each other in the kiln, but glazed ones cannot. • Students should use at least three coats of underglaze on the bisque. After the underglaze dries, it can be dipped in clear glaze befor an additional top coat of clear glaze. Check the labels. • Fir e glaze at 05 using the medium-fire option. • If students glaze the underside of a project, it will need to be stilted in the kiln so that it doesn't stick to the kiln shelf. Materials • 1½–2 lbs. low-fir student • One slip cup per two students • Plastic forks and knives • Wooden skewers (about the length of a pencil) • Pencils • Garlic press, one per two students • , shells, etc. (for pressing textures) • Paper plates or squares of canvas cloth (for work surface) • V e glazes • Glaze brushes • Index cards and markers SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 39

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