where’s my clay?!

Good morning! I wish I was still sleeping… I have to be honest. I do have a large cuppa coffee though! Hopefully this little bit will cheer my day on since I am going to geek out a little about CLAY!

That’s what you’re here for anyways, right?

Clay can be purchased from many different suppliers around the states. I typically order through Axner Pottery Supply in Oviedo, Florida. They are a division of Laguna Clay Company and have a huge selection for every potter’s needs.

For right now, though, I’m still recycling my old stoneware clay.

Recycling is one big, important process for any home potter. Starting out with a home studio is helping me learn good ways to recycle, which helps take care of our environment, as well as be more frugal with budgetary expenses.

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Here you can see the clay started to pull from the canvas as it was drying. And I’m sure you noticed I helped it a wee bit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Now, it was still a little mushier than I like, so I set the ball in the sun for a little while to help it dry some more before putting it in a storage container.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have, in the last few weeks, recycled about 5 pounds worth of clay. Recycling can be a slow process, but so worth it when you look at all the benefits. The clay is ready for hand building, and when it’s time to set up the wheel, I should have quite a bit more ready to go!

Everyday we get a little closer! Thanks for joining me on our journey!

Melanie 🙂

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