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Re: low fire clay body NOT MY MESSAGE

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 22:23:39 -0400


I don't know how my name got attached to this. This is not my message. Mine
was quite different. Has it been a long week. Let me know if you didn't get
my note on low fire clay.. lisa lazydog

>> From: The Cheevers <lazydog>
>> To: Ann Wilschke <awilschk.us>; Getty listserve
><artsednet.edu>
>> 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 <awilschk.us>
>> To: Getty listserve <artsednet.edu>
>> 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
>> >