(Closed) Artist Bees…is it safe to wear e-ring in cermaics class? Just curious!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
74 posts
Worker bee

You’re not going to want to wear it.  Even aside from the possibility of it being damaged, you’re going to end up with the ring really filthy and clay getting into all the little crevices, and when you use your hands to shape your pieces, you’re fairly likely to push indentations into the clay.  It’s annoying enough to smooth out divets from your fingertips – you don’t want to have to smooth out marks from anything on your hands as well.

Post # 5
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A friend of mine makes pottery a lot and she always puts her rings on a necklace when working with those kind of materials.  It’s probably safer on a necklace than in a box.

Post # 6
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Darling Husband is an art teacher. He takes his wedding ring off when teaching ceramics and it only has 3 small diamonds.  So you’re not going to want to wear it to class.

Post # 7
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m a potter.  I mix glazes, make pots, do the whole shebang.  Nothing in there will chemically hurt your ring, but it will get your ring FILTHY, and it gets deep into the nooks and crannies of your ring, and then it NEVER COMES OUT.  I always take my ring off to work.  The few times I’ve forgotten and put my hand in the slop bucket with my ring on, it’s taken weeks of TLC to get my ring looking decent again.

Also, if your ring is at all loose, you could lose it and never know until it has disappeared into the slop bin, never to be seen again.  I recently found someone’s class ring embedded into a performance piece/sculpture I was working on.  No luck tracking down the owner yet.  Don’t let yourself become that guy.

Post # 8
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What if you bought one of those ring clip necklaces? I keep meaning to order one for work…


There are many of them on etsy if you search “wedding ring holder necklace”, but here is a eller I really like: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AloraLocks?ref=seller_info

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