Sunday, March 29, 2009
Local stoneware from Alexandria
"Earlier I posted the deep cut the bulldozer made to about 8 feet below the surface near here. I filled about half of a 55 gallon barrel with different grey stoneware clays. Here I cross sampled them all, crushed them and dried them in the oven, then blunged the mixture into 5 gallons of water. Then it was screened as a slip into yet another bucket where over 5-6 days most of the water settled out. Pouring that off, it's now out of the bucket and on to the bat for further airing and de-watering."