I know, I know we could mix our own but this is one of those steps I like to jump over. I don't mind not doing the processing.
We talk about it all the time, but at this stage of the game I am going to stay with a commercial clay.
We use to buy a ton or more at a time but after having some batches that were not up to snuff and the bonus of two supplies 10 minutes down the road we now buy in smaller quanities.
Yes, it cost more per pound, but if there is a problem we have less to deal with.
And if it is a great batch we just go buy more.
Plus it means we are not trying to store a ton of clay.
It gives us a ton of more room in the studio!
Sometimes when it has been really cold the clay will become stiffer then we like.
In that case we cut it up, cut some lines in and lay it out on plastic.
We then we spray it down well with water cover overnight with plastic and towels. The next day it is ready to run through the pug mill.
Soft clay for old potters.....
Did I hear somene say pie!??
On Friday night we went to Poe/Pie night over at Starworks.
We both made a pie.
Mark's was Shoofly pie.
While mine was a Quiche made with mushrooms, spinach and onions on a Couscous crust.
A bit of pie and some Poe made for a bit of fun.