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Re: clay dust

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 20:38:33 PDT


Some classes get more clay on the floor than others. Were you working
with it wet? trimming? If you only work on it while it is wet or
leather hard, you should not have dust unless if kids are dropping it on
the floor, stepping it it, tracking it around, and kicking it up. Is
your floor damp mopped each night you do clay? Does your custodian know
to spray down a really dusty floor before sweeping or mopping? Sweeping
a dusty floor kicks up the dust. Some kids are just more careless and
sloppy. Damp clay does not make dust unless if the scraps lay around
long enough to dry out and get trampeled on. Tell your kids that
breathing clay dust is unhealthy. Make sure that if you have kids
trimming clay on the wheel, they know to sweep up the trimmings
immediately when finished. It sounds lke omehow you got more clay on
the floor, and somehow it got trampled. My guess!

Linda Woods

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