Media & Techniques

The Secret to Keeping Slip Cups Clean and Usable

Clay is a mess; sometimes it’s beyond a mess and closer to a disaster. There isn’t a lot we can do about that, just because of the inherent nature of clay. However, there are a few things you can do to minimize the mess, and this video shows a super simple process to keep your slip cups (and your students) clean. It’s amazing how a cheap blender, old brushes, and some cheap, plastic containers can save your sanity.

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Timothy Bogatz

Tim Bogatz is AOEU’s Content & PD Event Manager and a former AOEU Writer and high school art educator. He focuses on creativity development, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking skills in the art room.

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