[Clayart] fingernail treatment?

Jan Clauson janice.clauson at mchsi.com
Tue Jan 24 00:59:30 EST 2017

On 1/23/2017 1:56 PM, mou10ms wrote:
> And don't forget that better calcium intake will strengthen weak nails.Bonnie Hellman
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> From: Tommy Humphries <tommyhumphries at sbcglobal.net>
> Date: 1/23/17  10:55 AM  (GMT-06:00)
> To: Clayart international pottery discussion forum <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>
> Subject: Re: [Clayart] fingernail treatment?
> If it's a matter of wear and tear on the nails, a pack of press on fake nails can work wonders.
> These can also be easily shaped to various profiles, for decorative ribbing, literally right at your fingertips!
> Tommy Humphries
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Jan 23, 2017, at 7:41 AM, Alice DeLisle <wanderland at att.net> wrote:
>> For a brief period of time I worked with a porcelain clay body on the wheel. It wore through my nails - particularly the ones that spent the most time in contact with the clay. I have not have that problem with other types of clay, and don’t know a solution. B-mix may share similarities with porcelain.
>> Alice DeLisle
>> wanderland at att.net
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/alice_delisle/
>> https://www.facebook.com/IslandTexturesAliceDeLisle
>>> On Jan 22, 2017, at 3:08 PM, clayart-request at lists.clayartworld.com wrote:
>>> Hello:
>>> I know hand care has been well covered.
>>> however, i'm curious. Pottery has really destroyed my finger nails. Do others have that
>>> problem? If so, any remedies to suggest?
>>> Thanks
>>> Ken
>>> Sent from my iPad
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I have weak nails.  Have taken calcium supplements every day of my life 
with little affect.  My mother's nails were weak and so are the nails of 
both my sisters.  We keep them clipped short and hope for the best.

On another subject, dry skin on hands.  Hand creams are wonderful, but 
we found that you should be sure the cream is fully absorbed by the skin 
before handling the clay.  Otherwise you wind up with lovely hand prints 
all over your pots!

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