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Searching for a tile of gold, and I'm getting old

Friday, October 16, 2009

I feel like Cortez, or Pizzarro, or Ponce de Leon. I'm looking for gold ceramic tiles for our mural. Bright gold, easy to cut ceramic. I've found gold glaze, but it needs to fire at about twice the temperature that our clay fires at - so that's a no. (It'll melt the clay, really.) I can't find bare tiles that can withstand that temp. I could buy some high-fire clay, but shipping is expensive. (remember, we're on an island. A 25-lb bag of clay doesn't fly Priority Mail.)

I've found gold glass tile, all kinds of pretty colors, not too pricey - but glass is more difficult to break with the tile cutters, I envision shards of glass flying around the room. Maybe I could restrict that section to my Advanced students, who have more experience, having worked on last year's mural.

Ah, the dilemmas of an art teacher...........

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHEBESS 10/17/2009 9:41PM

    Neil Young - "Searching for a heart of gold, and I'm getting old" - I think it was after he left Crosby Stills Nash.

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JLPNURSE 10/17/2009 9:42AM

    LOL, how does that song go? Who sang it?

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