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Lesson Plans

Re: fragile greene ware

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 22:23:38 -0400

Restrict their access to your clay area. It is not fair to those who spend
time doing something really cool to have it destroyed by others who are not
thinking. They would rather have a finished great piece than pieces. We use
Amaco white art clay and are happy but it is very fragile. Tis the nature of
the beast.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Wilschke <>
To: Getty listserve <>
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 9:39 AM
Subject: fragile greene ware

>Well, it has happened again... Yesterday I had two terrific clay projects
>broken by someone who was handling them. They were on the top shelf of
>the open kiln. I find it very hard to keep the kids (6 to 8th grade) from
>handling objects which are drying or dry, but not yet fired. I do not want
>to totally restrict their access to the kiln area. It is in one corner of
>my classroom. However this is very frustrating. I am wondering how you
>all handle it. I am also wondering if this clay is not as strong before
>firing as other clay bodies I might be using. Any suggestions would be
>greatly appreciated. Ann in Michigan