Thursday, January 29, 2009
How Will I Hang It?
Today I made a wall hanging using textured strips of clay. I'm using B-Mix porcelain clay and this piece is about 9 inches wide by 8 inches tall.
After I finished I wondered how I would hang it. (Sometimes I just don't plan ahead). Since the piece is still moist, I have time to insert some holes. I could put a hole on either end and then I would be able to use nails, making it more industrial looking. Or I could leave it as it is and mount it on board with epoxy. Another way would be to epoxy a couple of strips of wood hidden on the reverse and insert screws and use picture hanging wire. That's an idea I got from Meredith, of WhyNot Pottery blog, and I really like that method since all the hanging mechanisms are hidden from view and the focus is on the art.
What do you think? Do you have any ideas for me? If this makes it through the drying and firing, I plan on making some more wall hangings, so any ideas of how to hang wall pieces would be appreciated. I'll take my camera with me to class tonight, perhaps my instructor will have some advice. Toodles.