Turning Archive 2006

Re: Sculpture Dust?
Response To:
Is it dustless? ()

Mark Mandell - Gone Round In Jersey
>OK TD take your pick

Foundery and quarry dust give you silicosis.

Plastics and casting resins (not to mention fillers and pigments) can be highly toxic in raw form.

Vaporized steel and other metal vapors from welding will do you in nicely and early.

Then bact to the potter's studio . . .

Different clays can be bad, but won't get close to the toxicity of many glaze chemicals that include lovely stuff like cadmium and cobalt for a few.

Keep your hands in cool/wet clay for 5-6 hours a day for 30 years and don't be too amazed at how bad the arthritis gets, not to mention carpal tunnel and rotator cuff injuries.

[stop me when you start to catch on . . . |;-}} ]

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