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Re: [teacherartexchange] more ceramics tips


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 14:37:24 PDT

Ahh, Heidi brought up something VERY important that I forgot to
mention. Never let clay go down the sink. Put plastic wash basins in
the sinks for all tool and hand washing. The tubs will overflow at some
point, but the clay will have sunk to the bottom. Pour this outside at
the end of the day.

Heidi McElroy wrote:

>Don't forget dental floss for cutting clay. It works as well as those wire
>cutters you buy (that break all too soon).
>I put buckets of soapy water on students tables toward the end of class to
>prewash their hands so less clay goes to the trap. If students are pressed
>for time, clay tools go in here also to soak and be rinsed later.

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