This is what Mark pulled out of the studio on Friday morning.
There is just nowhere for all this water to go when it comes down in bucket loads.
It reminds me of the summer of 2008 when we had no roof on the studio from our fire.
We were doing this then, every time it rained.
Add in burnt wood and the large amounts of flies and wasp that were draw to the smell.
I'll take this.
On another note, it is wet, but we have a roof!
We are throwing but finding that the pots are taking forever to dry out for handles and such.
Even with leaving things uncovered they are still wet the next morning.
I decided that I would reclaim some of the tile clay that I use.
I am getting tired of walking around all the odd bags of scrap.
They were bugging me.
I stated out by opening them up and seeing what stage of wet or not wet they were in.
I took some of the better pieces that had some moisture in them and cut them up and placed them in a bucket.
I then poured water on them and let this sit over night.
The next day I pulled all the standing water off and placed the clay on plaster bats to start pulling off the water.
As they clay started to set up I would turn it over. Cut it and place the wet side up, turn and do this again until it began to come together.
By yesterday I had 3 large balls of what seems to be clay I can use.
I need to ask my human pugmill if he will do some heavy wedging for me on these bad boys.
I am spoiled since he has more upper body strength than I do.
I would love to have another small pug mill for red clay but I don't see that happening.
What do you do with your leftovers?
I find that with throwing clay, stoneware, we can recycle the wet scraps within a few days.
The hand building or tile clay gives me all these bits and pieces that I bag up but fail to get back to soon enough to do something with.
We are calling for more rain today with showers possible for days.....
I could use some sun.
Your flower picture of the day.
This little yellow flower is a doll.
Then covered in rain drops, goodness.
How about another one?
At least there are flowers.