In a turn of events that is sure to please both my Mentor and Martha Stewart simultaneously, I devised a way to make pizza dough using the tools available to me. As I mentioned, in the pizza class they use a bread scraper to gather up the dough, which is sticky as heck. The scraper has a thin metal blade that is rigid and works beautifully. Our problem is that we have a plastic counter top, it's formica or something like that, so a metal scraper will destroy it.
So I improvised and instead use plastic drywall taping knives. They work beautifully, and the resourceful quality of it all would surely impress Martha. It seems like something she'd do.