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I place the clay in it's plastic bag in a hughe plastic bucket with a lid
The kind of industrial size. If is is totally dry I pour water and let it
soak on the bottom. Later when this is asorbed I turn on the softer side and
start poking holes with a 1/2 inch size dowel rod. I poke down as far as I
can and then fill those holes wiht water. I pour in extra water to asorb in
the new bottom wrapp the bag and stick back into the bucket. I keep
repeating the process until the clay is workable.
From: Maggie White <mwhiteaz>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2000 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: henry moore 4th grade
>> I have dried clay in 50 lb. blocks. If anybody knows how to cut it into
>> blocks I would love to know too.
>That's what I hate about buying moist clay: if it dries before you can use
>you've got a 25 lb. brick to reconstitute (did you really mean _50_ lbs?!)
>If it's really dry, a couple of boys with hammers can break it into smaller
>chunks. Soak the chunks in a big bucket, nearly covered with water. After
>few days you can pour off the excess water and dump it onto plaster bats or
>heavy canvas. The canvas will get soaked, though, and you don't want it to
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