Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CLEANING - A pottery workroom.

ca: NETEJA - Taller de ceràmica.

es: LIMPIEZA - Taller de cerámica.

Cleaning the workrooms. There is so much dust and powder coming from the products used in pottery that the best way to clean up is with an industrial vacuum cleaner. This absorbs the dust without dirtying the atmosphere, as sweeping does. With the extensions that come with the machine one can clean floors, walls, shelves, etc. and after vacuuming, mop the floors, if needed.

Cutting and filing tiles is a very dirty job. Electric tile cutters are not designed to absorb what they throw off. They use water and it carries all the very fine grains that fly off while cutting ceramic ware, covering and dirtying everything that is near. To avoid this I have had my electric tile cutter adapted in such a way that it can be connected to the vacuum cleaner, so all the powder formed is absorbed into its dust bag and water does not have to be used.
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