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shipping foam

updated fri 13 jun 08


John Connolly on wed 11 jun 08

Years ago I was working in downtown Los Angeles for a somewhat eccentric designer. Over the course of a week someone parked out side the shop in his favorite spot (also the only spot in the block). He was furious.
We used a great deal of styrofoam and often made our own. One day when the parking interloper returned to claim his car (a VW bug), he opened the door and found it filled to the brim and in every nook and crannie with styrofoam. He changed parking places.

John Connolly in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

--- On Fri, 6/6/08, Karin Givon <potwoman@MCN.ORG> wrote:

From: Karin Givon <potwoman@MCN.ORG>
Subject: Re: Questions about Etsy and also needing advice on shipping
Date: Friday, June 6, 2008, 3:10 PM

I've sent my (very fragile) pottery to Europe and found that using
that weird foam stuff they use in sealing up cracks in building is
perfect--you can make
a sort of form around your bubble-wrapped pot much like you get when
you buy a computer and they ship it to you. It's not green, as it
comes in a pressurized can and it foams out and expands all over the
place so it's probably strange chemicals--even stranger than the ones
we're used to--but I've never had a pot arrive broken when I use it.
Of course I also double box and all that. And I insure, for a buck or
two it's well worth it, I think. Good luck!