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Re: Recycling Clay

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Dianna (dmammone)
Thu, 6 May 1999 21:58:39 -0400


Twice a year I add a beer to my garbage can full of clay. (One for me, too!)
It encourages plasticity and sometimes mold. In clay, mold isn't always a
bad thing. It increases plasticity and makes it wonderful to throw with.
In China, potters would dig up clay, repackage it and stock it in a cave to
be passed on to future generations.

If you want less mold add a spoonful of bleach every now and then.
-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Moran <moran>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Thursday, May 06, 1999 1:40 PM
Subject: Recycling Clay

>Hi, I am a sculptor and could not help but post a note about clay mold.
>It is highly prized in Japan where they pass clay down from one generation
>to the next. Try working with it and see how much more tactile and
plastic
>it is.
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>Mo
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