Friday, 26 February 2010

Safety and more safe working practices

Kate McKinnon is always an inspiration on lots of levels.  She has recently published a video on her blog about safe working using metal clay.  She talks about working in a more safe and clean way, producing less dust, using safer support materials and as usual, everything she says is clear common-sense.  It is well worth the few minutes it takes to watch this video.

Working as I do with enamel I am always careful when teaching and verge on the obsessive about my enamelling students wearing their dust masks.


Laura said...

I've constructed a Darth Vader style mask that consists of some old didymium goggles and a dust mask for when I lampwork with enamels. I look stupid but at least I'm safe!

Lynne Glazzard said...

That sounds fantastic!