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RE: Clay help????!!!!


From: Bueltel, John (bueltelj_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Apr 30 2003 - 08:00:14 PDT

Wrap the container in plastic first leaving an end open to latter pull the form out of the clay shape. Then after the clay has hardened enough to support its own weight slide the bottle or can out of the plastic, then pull the plastic out of the clay container. If you wait too long, the clay gets to dry, the clay container will shrink to tight to the can or bottle and will not pull out, or will even pull apart.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amy []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:44 AM
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk
> Subject: Re: Clay help????!!!!
> on 4/30/03 9:34 AM, at wrote:
> I read on someone's post that they covered cans with air dry clay and cut into the sides to create empty spaces for a candle's light to shine through.
> I tried this yesterday with middle schoolers with cans and glass bottles.
> I woke up in a cold sweat wondering if I will go in tomorrow and not be able to slip the clay off of the containers.
> Any suggestions? I don't want an angry mob.
> Should we have left them on the bottles? We used claycrete mixed with water which resembles slab when wet so it wouldn't have come off w/out losing it's shape.
> Should we have put vaseline or pam cooking spray on the bottles?
> I would love some input FAST! ---
> i did that. not sure if you read it from me, or not. we always put paper towels and then waxed paper around then (i used pringles cans) and then they slipped out queite easily. did you cover that cans at all?
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> art teacher in Kansas City
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