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Lesson Plans

low fire clay body

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Fri, 16 Apr 1999 19:45:05 -0700

> From: The Cheevers <lazydog>
> To: Ann Wilschke <>; Getty listserve
> Subject: Re: fragile greene ware
> Date: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 7:23 PM
> Dear list serve,
when i started working for my school district, we had on hand a terrific
clay body which fired at low temps. (about 06). But after we ran out i
ordered from Sax and was not satisfied with the clay body. Not plastic
enough for the secondary students although it is a good throwing clay. I
need suggestions on what to try next. Commerial clay only because i don't
have time for mixing etc.. thanks. kathy

> -----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
> >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)
> >handling objects which are drying or dry, but not yet fired. I do not
> >to totally restrict their access to the kiln area. It is in one corner
> >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
> >