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The chain was made from recycled bits of clay that would otherwise likely have been thrown away. Each link had to be hand-rolled and added to the chain carefully to maintain the chain's overall structural integrity. 
  
 Anne Claire Shilton/Daily News Correspondent

The chain was made from recycled bits of clay that would otherwise likely have been thrown away. Each link had to be hand-rolled and added to the chain carefully to maintain the chain's overall structural integrity.

Anne Claire Shilton/Daily News Correspondent

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  • The chain was made from recycled bits of clay that would otherwise likely have been thrown away. Each link had to be hand-rolled and added to the chain carefully to maintain the chain's overall structural integrity. 
  
 Anne Claire Shilton/Daily News Correspondent
  • Annabel Doane, Ryan Meister and Emily Kaiser work on making additional links for the chain while Clay School counselor Alexandra Bolen (in green) looks on. 
  
 Anne Claire Shilton/Daily News Correspondent
  • Although the clay chain was Clay School teacher David Hummel's idea, everyone at the art school pitched in to make it happen. Here, students, volunteer counselors and art school staff pose with the chain. 
  
 Anne Claire Shilton/Daily News Correspondent
  • Due to the delicate nature of the chain, the school had to measure it outside in the grass. The one time they tried to measure the chain indoors, they ended up breaking off a significant portion of it. Here a clay school volunteer stretches the chain out so it could be measured. 
  
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