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Re: [art_education] recycling dry clay

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  • Kristina Rost
    Make a frame out of the dimensional wood big enough that you could store your paper cutter on top? the aluminum pie plates/mold of plaster of paris on the
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 2, 2006
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      Make a frame out of the dimensional wood big enough that you could store
      your paper cutter on top?

      the aluminum pie plates/mold of plaster of paris on the top...so the clay is
      sandwiched it will dry much faster.



      > thanks for the directions. I'll give it a try. I don't really have a
      > good place to do that plaster stage of drying. That's my biggest
      > problem. Figuring out how to dry it in my little room with tons of kids
      > in and out all day....
      >
      > Leah
      > On May 23, 2006, at 5:47 PM, Kristina Rost wrote:
      >
      >> I break my greenware/dry clay into pieces and soak it in an ice cream
      >> bucket
      >> covering the pieces with water, the pieces eventually become soupy
      >> and no
      >> longer solid.  When enough water evaporates and the clay has become a
      >> sloppy
      >> solid I smear it on a plaster  bat and stack other plaster bat dishes
      >> (made
      >> in pie tins) on top. The plaster bats are pulling the water out from
      >> both
      >> the bottom and the top.
      >>
      >> Then I work it to soft state and store in air tight container.
      >>
      >> I have to rinse in 5 gal buckets the whole year...the slip on the
      >> bottom of
      >> the buckets gets dumped into the smaller ice cream bucket stage too
      >> and
      >> recycled, when the 5 gal buckets are freshened.
      >>
      >> Kristina
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