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This lilypad plate is for under a frog planter I'm working on. It developed a small crack on the back during bisque however I wanted to test the glaze so went ahead and glazed it. The crack came to the front and lengthened during glaze firing but I really like the glaze. This was a slab rolled piece, handcut then embossed using one of the large ball Sculpey embossing tools .. I love those things! Other than the crack I'm really happy with this so I'll remake for the frog planter.

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  • Taken with Motorola DROID RAZR
  • Focal Length 4.6 mm
  • Exposure Time 49974/1000000
  • f Aperture f/2.4
  • ISO Speed 114

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If you make this again, try putting it into a plastic lidded container to dry slowly. Helps prevent cracking. Also sometimes with slab items I sandwich them between two pieces of drywall. They dry more slowly and are less likely to warp. I've had so many things crack. It's getting better, though!

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Yes to the magic box!  I have one now at home.   Re: sandwiching ... is that possible with curved pieces?  It's hard to tell in the photo but the edges turn up slightly so it's not completely flat top to bottom.

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