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Benzine

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Benzine

The moment, when you just realized, that you forgot to ask a student, if they poked a vent hole in their intricate sculpture, that you are now firing...
Oct 13 2014 02:56 PM
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    Benzine
    No worries. The student came in, and they vented it, through the mouth that was part of the sculpture.
    Oct 13 2014 07:36 PM
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    Babs
    Yo've taught them well!!
    Oct 13 2014 09:10 PM
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    Benzine
    I try. This student though, extremely talented, and will spend hours on these incredible, subtle details. But sometimes, will ignore things that are the most obvious.
    Oct 13 2014 09:48 PM
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Benzine

Just got done reclaiming the heaping clay bin from my classroom, by hand. What, you think my arms got this toned by sitting around all day?
Jun 09 2014 09:13 PM
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    bciskepottery
    Typical teacher . . . getting the big bucks for playing around in clay all day.
    Jun 11 2014 04:08 PM
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    Pres
    Yeah,my Dad at loss how to explain my teaching job said I played with clay until my arms got tired and then played some more on the computer I didn't teach, had two playrooms. Ben your arms will recover, just as the clay recycled has.
    Jun 11 2014 05:56 PM
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    Benzine
    Honestly, wedging never really tires me out that much. Give me a few minutes, a quick drink and a snack, and I'm ready to go.
    Jun 12 2014 03:28 PM
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Raining outside, throwing mugs for graduation gifts inside.
Apr 27 2014 04:58 PM
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    Min
    Is it common practice for art teachers to make grad mugs in the US?
    Apr 30 2014 10:50 AM
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    Pres
    no, but often a courtesy and sign of respect.
    Apr 30 2014 09:54 PM
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    Benzine
    I usually end up with 15-20 a year, but always have. a few extra. I'm trying to include a letter tile opposite the handle, for the student's first initial.
    Min, I've almost always done mugs, because I want to give the student, something they will be able to use, and have for many years. Especially being as young adults seem to survive on cereal, coffee, Easy Mac and Ramen. So the mugs i make work well for all of those.
    Apr 30 2014 10:27 PM
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TJRBenzine

Benzine;
I'm going to put you in as my friend, since we have so much in common as to high school arts education. Tom Roberts, high school art teacher.
Jan 10 2013 10:28 AM