Randy Peckham on wed 16 jan 02
Just finished watching most of Dayton's video. Pretty cool. Very hard
clay. Neat technique so different from anything that I have seen.
Dayton, is your clay special, or have you found that most clay will react
this way when it is hard, and thrown dry? I notice with my clay that when
it is too hard, I get cracks when I stretch it aggressively. It seemed
that you got cracks, but they healed over. Generally when I get cracks,
and the wall is thin, it is all over. Maybe it is because I use water with
very hard clay, so that when it cracks, I get slip in the crack, and it
weakens the whole area. I will have to try your method just for kicks.
Thanks for the opportunity to watch your methods. Weird to see a bottle
picked up by it's neck as soon as you are done throwing it.