Monday, March 30, 2009
Dry clay mixing method from the Southwest
"I added about 10% grog, this method aids drying time of clay things made in the coil method. No aging or curing is necessary. You mix the amount of clay you need as you use it as it stiffens rapidly. Even wedging is unnecessary. It is not radically different from making clay in a clay mixer, except just one ingredient is used, and since this clay came from a bag, screening powderized clay as they do in the Southwest is unnecessary. Call me a control freak but I want to know exactly what is in my clay and glazes, and only buy off the shelf when I can't make my own."