In a message dated 5/20/02 2:25:16 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< dig their own clay, create pieces from it and then fire them. >>
Oh my! My first year of teaching, we tried this. I fired the pieces in the
kiln, and they melted into a puddle of gunk. It was awful. I have never
tried it again, so will be very interested in the responses you receive.