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Re: Glaze Craziness


From: L. P. Skeen (lpskeen@living-tree.net)
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 20:16:53 PDT

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    Glazes are usually a mixture of silica, feldspar, clay and fluxes. Black glazes are usually very high in heavy metals like iron, cobalt and possibly manganese. It takes a lot of the yucky stuff to get a good black glaze. EEEEEEEEEeeeeeyech.
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      From: gregjuli
      To: ArtsEdNet Talk
      Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 9:28 PM
      Subject: Glaze Craziness

      Today I had a first.
      I have this 6th grade class with a number of very challenging boys. They kept my poor sub hopping while in LA.
      Anyhow one of the "challenging" boys dared the other to drink glaze......and so he did.
      I couldn't believe my eyes as I turned to see this kid with black glaze all over his lips-ewww.
      This was happening during clean-up which is busy the way it is. Luckily a 6th gr, teacher was in the supply room and I had him take him to the office after I had him rinse his mouth a number of times. He said he didn't swallow any, but his tongue was still black after rinsing.
      The school nurse came to get more info. She had already called poison control . This glaze was from Glazewerks and non- toxic. Mom came and picked him up.
      My colleague said glaze has ground glass in it. I don't remember that from my glaze mixing days. Is that correct?
      And so life is back to it's normal craziness after enjoying the convention, Kids -don't ya just love em!-lol
      MaryB

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