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    We started working with clay yesterday... my area of least expertise, so I was nervous. The students loved it! I know enough to give them the basic techniques and most of them have learned a little from other years, but the real fun started when I had two girls staying after and I dragged out a couple of the potter's wheels that have never been used. There are only 6 of them and past teachers didn't want to bother with them. I got two lumps of clay centered (the hard part) and let them go at it with a bucket of water. They were in absolute heaven! I only have one small kiln and 125 students, so I can't actually have them each make a thrown pot and fire it (I'd have to live at the school and fire the kiln non-stop). Oh yeah - and I've never fired a kiln by myself before. The old art teacher came in and showed me how and the instructions are right on the front, but until I've had a successful firing, I'm going to be nervous about blowing up all their work. Worst case scenario... we switch to plaster embedded gauze strips next week.

    I youtubed the potting scene from Ghost to see if it would be appropriate to show the class... um - NO!
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    In the worst case scenario, just say what my High school art teacher did when some pieces blew-up...Oh, I'm so sorry you must not have gotten all the air bubbles out. Fact or Fiction who knows, we didn't care, we just had fun with the process.

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    A friend years ago had a pottery shop and let me come in and do a few pieces! I love working with my hands! I loved GHOSTfor the pottery portion, although Demi and Patrick were great!!

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    I LOVE throwing pots, it is so much fun! I haven't done it in years, but I heard recently that there is a pace in my area where I could go. This reminded me that I need to go look it up!!

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I've been using my hands in a different way. I knit this sweater over the course of about 8 months.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder View Post
    I've been using my hands in a different way. I knit this sweater over the course of about 8 months.
    Wow great job.
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    Newf! I'm impressed as well. I used to knit and recently only do scarves for gifts. Nice sweater.
    Had a horrible day with clay today... things had dried with cracks and breaks. Hard to pace 125 kids every day and have them all pay attention to instruction.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder View Post
    I've been using my hands in a different way. I knit this sweater over the course of about 8 months.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    That's some excellent knitting right there. Great job newfherder~
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Gorgeous sweater, Newfherder! You've got skills!

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