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Re: [teacherartexchange] kid safe/food safe glazes

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lpapanicolaou_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 17 2006 - 15:10:21 PDT


Duncan, Mayco and our local company, Sherry's Westrn, all make non-toxic glazes (meaning no lead). Look for the "nontoxic" label on the jar. It's the only kind of glaze I use now, and you can even get bright reds and oranges these days.

Linda

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>Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:16:07 -0400
>From: "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] kid safe/food safe glazes
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
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&gt;Greetings Leah,
&gt;
&gt;Amaco makes a number of food safe/kid safe glazes. Check your art
&gt;supply catalogs. All catalogs have them clearly marked.
&gt;
&gt;Here is some information about their glazes:
&gt;http://www.sheffield-pottery.com/Amaco_Glazes_Usage_and_Safety_Information_s/337.htm
&gt;
&gt;Here is a complete 47 page pdf file:
&gt;http://www.amaco.com/pdfs/C5.pdf
&gt;You can order a free copy:
&gt;http://www.amaco.com/php/grouphome1.php?catID=63&amp;GROUP_ID=7&amp;CATEGORY_ID=63&amp;TITLE_NAME=Product%20Encyclopedia
&gt;
&gt;Some of the LG series are not food safe. All of the F series are safe for food.
&gt;
&gt;I have had good luck with all F series glazes.
&gt;
&gt;Judy Decker
&gt;
&gt;On 10/17/06, leah wrote:
&gt;&gt; Hi all -
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I am a serious novice when it comes to glazes - I know only this - the
&gt;&gt; glazes I used at the adult pottery classes I've taken were toxic and would
&gt;&gt; never be allowed in school.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I just got a potters wheel -and we are going to do a fund raiser in the
&gt;&gt; spring - sort of an "empty bowl" kind of thing - but I want the kids to
&gt;&gt; make bowls they can glaze and that are food safe...
&gt;
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