Also, how much is it your duty to police what your students do with their pieces after they leave your studio? You could hardly be found complicit in any criminal action,
Don't know where you come from, but in Australia duty of care for teachers and other professionals are 24/7. Down the town at weekend see someone/ something not quite... you as a teacher must react , seen to be negligent if you do not. Due diligence , duty of care is with you as long as you teach. mandatory reporting of incidents, your concern... no turning the blind eye.
FOr interest sake it is possible to drill holes in ceramic, with a masonry bit and a hammer drill, have done so to turn pots into planters, but caution, when th drill pierces the pot, the pressure you are placing on the pot can allow the drill to suddenly descend and smash to piece, which prob. should have been hammered in the first place!
Benzine, you always suck me in by your pedagogical writings, I am meant to this year be focussing on pottery and becoming less reactive, please , for my sake, tone down your posts
Don't get too involved in my posts. I learned in college, that if I wrote wordy documents, filled with technical jargon, it would make it look like I had a clue what I was talking about.