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Re: henry moore 4th grade

From: Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 10:59:33 PDT

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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.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Maggie White <mwhiteaz>
    To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
    Date: Sunday, March 26, 2000 1:50 AM
    Subject: Re: henry moore 4th grade

    >NMoore9017 wrote:
    >> 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
    >mildew underneath.


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