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salemkat

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Glass and Clay
« on: March 14, 2016, 06:40:22 AM »
I am looking to make a candle holder as a gift.  I am going to use a glass jar in order to shape the holder, the question I have is once the clay is baked onto the glass jar how can I remove it without damage.  I am going to just cover around half the jar.

Any tips gratefully received. :D

Carrie

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Re: Glass and Clay
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 01:15:05 PM »
 The baked clay will pop off the glass quite easily - you might need to use a thin blade to start it off but it won't be stuck  :)
 

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Re: Glass and Clay
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 05:53:56 PM »
Thank you so much puts my mind at rest I can now begin on the project.

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Re: Glass and Clay
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 03:21:49 PM »
Remember you need to be careful using clay around candle flames. If the clay overheats or gets scorched by the candle flame, it can burn and release toxic fumes.

For that reason I don't advise using clay alone when making candle holders. It is better to cover a glass vessel so the clay decoration is on the outside and the glass is protecting it from the candle. Even with this, there needs to be good space so the clay is still not overheating.

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Re: Glass and Clay
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 06:37:27 AM »
Good advice.   I am considering using the fake flame tea lights instead of real flame.