Wayne Seidl on mon 1 may 06
Once again into the breech...etc.
(Tongue firmly in cheek...)
What Mel said was that he gives each of his kids (30 of the little =
er, students) 3 square feet "to own" in the studio. 30 X 3=3D 90, don't =
to be a genius to figure that out, right Gail? Gotcher calculator handy
90 square feet is a room 9 X 10. If you put 30 kids in a 9 X 10 room, =
wheels, clay, wedging table, glaze buckets, and all the other 'effluvia" =
use to be decent potters, may the gods help the room! I still say you =
have to stack the kids like cordwood. Not that most of those high =
would mind, what with raging hormones etc. In fairness, might I suggest
stacking in a tumblestack configuration...heaviest to the bottom . =
puts the cheerleaders on top of the geeks, away from the football =
Now, of course, if each of the students SITS on his or her wheel, and =
a glaze bucket in their lap, there's plenty of room. Might have to go =
high, but most art departments have high ceiling rooms.
Easier to clean too. Just turn a fire hose on 'em until the screaming =
or the room fills up, or you run out of water. Drain...done! Next!
I do have to agree with Mel's assessment of a good teacher being part =
Rodgers and part Rambo. But lose the sweater. It's so last season. And =
you get caught these days walking onto school property with an automatic
weapon (wasn't that Rambo's tool of choice?) or a chainsaw, you deserve =
slinking back into his room. No TV, no Nintendo, just plenty of clay =
and a computer with glaze calc software....life is good! Thanks, =
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of mel =
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2006 1:21 PM
Subject: any clayart changes/read please
and please understand, gail phillips is still in charge of
in case we need her. she will now scream, do six back flips and dance
the charelston for twenty minutes...but, then...that is normal..she does
that every time she plots with wayne.
in fact wayne did the math on my room clean up at hopkins high =
had a audacity to correct my calculations.
i called him a dorko...and sent him to his room. `wayne, we only
the dirty parts of the room...not the clean parts.` so my math is =
Gail Phillips on mon 1 may 06
Wayne knows that I am a mathematical mental midget. Smart ass.
- Gail P.
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From: Wayne Seidl
> What Mel said was that he gives each of his kids (30 of the little demons,
> er, students) 3 square feet "to own" in the studio. 30 X 3= 90, don't have
> to be a genius to figure that out, right Gail? Gotcher calculator handy