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Re: Plaster and wedging table Deb M


From: Jayna Huffines (jayna_99_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 24 2003 - 15:00:28 PDT

You mentioned reclaiming clay in a previous post, and you sound knowledgeable about it- what's the best way to do this? In small batches, or what?
Thanks, Jayna
Joe Cox <> wrote:Deb M. I always work on plaster because the plaster pulls moisture from the clay. If your clay is already pretty dry you might wedge it on canvas but I wouldn't cover the plaster with it. We have a lot of boards cover with canvas that I have the students wedge on if the clay is on the dry side.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: Deb M.
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 9:36 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Plaster and wedging table
We just got a metal wedging table and I was wondering if you need to cover
the plaster with canvas once it's in the table, or if you can just wedge the
clay on the plaster. Every table I've ever seen has canvas over the

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