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Mushroom pipes

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Thu, 5 Feb 1998 23:04:54 -0700

Haven't had a problem with mushroom pipes in ceramics, but I am learning to
recognize other paraphernalia (sp). Especially with the help of the
students. This year, I turned the offending "teapot" with a referral to the
AP office. There was some discussion among the APs if it really was a bong
or not. One AP (the unsupportive one) decided it was not and recommended
returning it to the student.
Before glaze firing it, I stuffed up the spout with clay and coated it very
well with glaze. After it dried, I fired it and presented it the officer
assigned to our site.
I teach HS ceramics. I have absolutely no tolerance for this junk. I admit
a few slipped past me last year. I have a slight disadvantage not having
used the stuff myself, but most students are helpful in pointing out
potential bongs and the like.
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you solve it? How necessary is
administrative support?


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