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#1 Nelleke

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:09 PM

Hello, I was using Google to find information about ceramics for beginners and I found this website. I saw in an article a ceramic pendant with glass fused onto it (attached file). Can this type of pendant be made with low fire clays and glazes? I have a Paragon Fire Fly kiln-manual type, I just purchased 2 days ago so I'm brand new to ceramics and glass fusing. I was hoping someone could answer my question and make suggestions for a beginner, any suggestions on books to read etc.

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#2 Chris Campbell

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:01 PM

You should consider taking a beginner clay class if there is one near you as you will
be able to shorten your learning curve that way.

This pendant looks fairly simple to make. I would roll out the clay to the thinness you
want, stamp out the shapes you want, let them dry, smooth the deges with a damp sponge,
then bisque them at about cone 06 - 08 ish. Try to handle them as little as possible during
the wet stage.

The glass part I am not expert on ... In the past I have simply sprinkled on crushed
Colored glass ... Leftovers from a friend who works with stained glass ... And low fired
again.

Go to the ceramic arts daily link at the top of this page and see if you can find a lesson
or a video on glass fusing.

Chris Campbell
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