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brush cleaning (test!)

updated tue 30 sep 97


Baker/Orion on mon 22 sep 97

In the sixties, when I was in art school in Pittsburgh, I had a painting
prof whose test for clean brushes was as follows:

"If you're willing to put the brush in your mouth, it's clean! Anything
less ... back to the sink!"

I've abided by that standard for more than thirty years. I don't practice
the test often, but I ALWAYS keep it in mind as I stand by the sink,
sudsing and rinsing!

A good quality, well maintained brush can last decades. They sort of wear
down to little nubs...

Happy thoughts!

Ellen Baker, Orion Ceramic Studios, Box 5149, Glacier WA 98244