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Re: [teacherartexchange] table covering for claywork


From: Tammara Mitchell (tmitchell_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 14 2008 - 09:21:17 PDT

Hi all,
I use canvas, the clay will not stick to it unless it is really wet.
I buy cheep canvas by the yard and cut it into 12X12" squares. I
have had mine for four years now and they are still working fine. I
shake them off outside after they are dry; use a mask.

On May 14, 2008, at 8:04 AM, San D Hasselman wrote:

> I knew an art teacher who bought shower curtain liners and used
> them. She clipped them to her tables. They are easily hosed off in
> the school parking lot at the end of the day.
> San D
>> To:
>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] table covering for claywork
>> Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 23:17:24 -0400
>> From:
>> I'm looking for ideas on how to cover Formica tables when working
>> with
>> clay. In the past I've used plywood boards covered with burlap, which
>> has kept the tables fairly clean, but recently our school had its air
>> quality tested, and the report came back showing the mold level
>> slightly above acceptable levels in the area where I store the
>> boards.
>> A number of my students have asthma and I want to look at an
>> alternative table covering that is green in concept but easy to
>> maintain.
>> Anyone have any thoughts?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Cyndi in Wheaton
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