Saturday, July 9, 2016

Round and Round Recycling Clay over and over

The summer recycle. I have buckets of scraps that I have collected all winter. Clay scraps and mush end up  as a big globby consistency - too mushy  to work with. It gets laid out on plater slabs to suck the moisture out.

 When they are firm enough to roll up- they get wedged up into 20-25lb balls of clay. Piled up and then bagged to be brought back into the studio. This is a great outside-summer job.


 I make blocks that will fit in my extruder and I pump out logs that can then be cut up like sausage. This is the size I will use for my small match strikers. 3"+ wide log.


After they are cut and weighed I put them on a big wooden board and keep them wrapped in plastic until the next day when I turn them into strikers.

 After they are thrown on the wheel they sit and dry out - get fired and glazed and then they are headed out
 For sale...


Monday, May 30, 2016

The finished Mishima Plate from the video in the previous post.




Friday, May 20, 2016

Mishima Technique


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hot from the Kiln