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Re: Dried out clay

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From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 01:06:06 PDT


I've also reclaimed totally rock hard dried chunks of clay by wrapping the
chunks in an old towel, put back in bag and soak towel with water. It
takes a few days for the clay to become soft enough to work with. Also, if
left too long, the towel develops a mold.

Good Luck.

Judie

>If the clay isn't completely dried out you can reconstitute it pretty well
>by taking a pencil and poking lots of holes through the bag and into the
>clay. After poking the holes put the entire bag of clay into a bucket of
>water and let it sit there for a couple of hours. This re-moistens the clay
>and you can rework it.
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>If the clay is entirely dry, you can turn the clay back into slip by
>breaking the block up into chunks and putting it into a bucket of water.
>The slip is then dried out on an absorbent surface and re-wedged for future
>use.
>-Numo

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