Diane, the janitor should mop every day. Breathing the dust is very
unhealthy and could cause problems down the road.
PS- my kids work on squares of canvas. They tap clay crumbs and dust back
into the bucket, then fold them and put them into a covered cardboard box..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:31 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] clay cleanup help
> This is the first year we've offered ceramics in addition to our regular
> art classes in our middle school. We have kids working on clay every day.
> The janitor sweeps every day, but we still have so much dust that I leave
> footprints wherever I go. I have the kids using canvas squares to work on
> their projects, and to knead them. Is plastic better? Should I wash these
> cloth squares every other day? Right now we just tend to shake off small
> pieces from them into the trash or recycle. Is there anything that helps?
> I don't have them banging down the clay from great heights, and I have
> curbed most of the clay throwing or mischief that would have put clay on
> the floor. Any ideas?
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