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Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2007
3:17 PM

Post #4057477

Hello all,

My apologies, wandering around lost not sure where to post this
subject, hopefully someone will be able to steer or assist.

Yesterday I attended an art show in Tulsa. Fabulous art, wonderful
things to see.

Though not the centerpiece of her work, one lady was selling a bowl
of various clay pieces featuring various short phrases such as "Live,
Love, Laugh" (my favorite find) "Smile More" and so forth. They appear
to be small rolls of clay pressed into a small circle, then stamped with
metal alphabet letters. The backs of them were glazed.

As my last true clay / kiln experiences were back in high school, could
anyone assist with my questions? I would very much love to make some
of these for friends and relatives, but am not sure what type of clay, the
firing, glazing, etc.

I assume the pieces were flattened, stamped and fired, then flipped over,
glazed and fired again?

Many thanks for any input,

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