gary navarre on thu 28 jul 11
If I'm gonna make any more pots I'll need some more clay. The teacher for =
the class I took in Iron Mountain last year gave me some dried bags of the =
A.R.T. White Stoneware so I busted it up a little with my African Millet po=
unding log, ...
... slacked it down, and de-watered it in the Cardew brick dryer ...
... and wrapped the batch in fresh canvas to slowly age to throwing consist=
ency. Most of the clay looks like it dried in the bag before the student co=
uld use it so I doubt there is any plaster contamination. I found a bunch m=
ore lime pop outs on pots I hadn't seen since last year so I'm probably goi=
ng to have to get some store bought clay to replace those with that particu=
lar manufacturers defect.
Thanks for watching and I hope some can find this method useful if they do=
n't have much room or equipment.
Norway, Michigan, USA