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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.

For even more insider tips about teaching ceramics, check out AOE’s course Studio: Ceramics!

Where do you store slip in your room?

What other tricks do you have for keeping a ceramics area clean?


5 years ago

Timothy Bogatz

Learning Team

Tim is a high school teacher from Omaha, NE. His teaching and writing focus on the development of creativity, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking skills.