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Re: [teacherartexchange] "Text" in clay


From: Ann Heineman (aiheineman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2006 - 18:10:48 PDT

Hi Judy and List,
    Just a word of caution about metal cast may contain lead,
which can be absorbed through the skin. Check with a health official to see
if long time exposure to the type would be harmful to you or your students.

                            Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
                            Art teacher, K-5, retired

> Hi Carolyn and all,
> I used metal cast type (used in printing). I was lucky - an area
> printer donated the old metal type. You might want to call around and
> ask if any of the older print businesses have some? There is an
> antique mall near here that has a booth that sells the type. You can
> get it in various sizes. It last forever - I used in to stamp print
> borders in various projects, too.

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