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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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AMACO Lesson Plans
Abstract: A variety of ceramics/clay-based lessons are provided to encourage use of safe materials.
Source: American Art and Clay Company
AMACO MSDS Sheets
Abstract: MSDSs are included for many supplies used in ceramics.
Source: American Art and Clay Company
Are Art Supplies Toxic?
Abstract: This article by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy from the May/June 2007 edition of Co-op America's Real Money newsletter discusses labels to look for when considering the health hazards of art supplies; health issues related to paints, crayons, markers, clay and glue; sources of alternative products; and provides a list of resources as well as a recipes for homemade finger paints and juice dyes.
Source: Co-op America's Real Money
Art Safety Training Guide
Abstract: "This training guide provides basic information for working safely with chemicals and operations in visual arts. The guide is intended to supplement, but not replace, the safety orientation for faculty and students in visual arts."
Source: Environmental Healty Safety, Princeton University
Complete Safety and Use Information for Ceramic Products and Art Materials in the Classroom and Studio [PDF]
Abstract: This booklet from the American Art Clay Company includes sections on the safe use of ceramic art materials; contemporary ceramic studio safety guidelines; glaze labeling; underglaze labeling; specialty underglaze labeling; overglaze labeling; aerosol sprays and solvents; spraying and airbrushing; kiln firing guidelines; loading and firing the kiln; kiln vents; ceramic specialty products; non-ceramic art and craft materials; how to use AMACO products; and several appendices. (PDF Format; Length: 47 pages)
Source: American Art Clay Company (AMACO)
Environmental Health & Safety in the Arts: A Guide for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Artisans
Abstract: Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools, with emphasis on the arts including fine arts labs/art studios, photography labs, and computer labs.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 2
Greening Your Lessons -- Art
Abstract: This portal provided by Greening Schools for art educator resources covers a broad spectrum of concerns from health and safety to lessons.
Source: Greening Schools, Ilinois Waste Management and Research Center
Health and Safety in the Arts
Abstract: This site offers a collection of searchable databases for art media, studio safety, and health links. The art media include ceramics; child art; commercial art; glass art; painting and drawing pigments, preservatives, and techniques; photography; printmaking; sculpture; textiles; metalworking; woodworking; and much more.
Source: City of Tucson, AZ
MSDS for Ceramics (Art Department)
Abstract: Products generally used in ceramics are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
Source: Connecticut College