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Re: Glazes for elementary school


From: Numo Jaeger & Michael Miller (jaegmil_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Oct 23 2004 - 12:24:42 PDT

When using glazes with elementary students always read the health label.
Cherry Reds usually have some kind of cadmium in them so I would avoid that
color. Have them use a non cadmium red paint to add that color on the
surface after it is fired. Clear glazes that contain a lead bisilicate are
suspect and I wouldn't use them with elementary school children even if the
label says, "safe for food". I would only use a leadless clear glaze.