recycling clay

 Matsakazu Kusakabe wood burning kiln

What a weekend I just had over in Chesterfield. One of the reasons to go to Chesterfield was to get my pots fired in Jim Simpsons kiln.The pots made it over in one piece, and I was all set to get on the wheel at Jim`s  to start throwing two-pound pots. But it all went a bit pear-shaped which is down to myself confusing Jim with too many suggestions to what I needed to get done. Jim had started showing me a few techniques on the wheel to speed up my throwing. Which I was supposed to practice soon after, but we had a tea brake and got distracted with recycling the clay I had brought over with me. To put the clay through the pug mill we first had to take it a part and clean it which took some time. On the whole we got a lot of things done like recycling the clay and making up some slips. The pug mill has returned with me to Glossop and will be a great tool in my workshop, also a money saver. Two weeks and I should see the results of the firing of my pots, which hopefully will see the handles still on!

pug mill


One comment

  1. connie

    Sounds like a really nice weekend with friends and getting to bring back a pug mill to your shop. I will be getting a pug mill next month and I am so looking forward to it, as you said money saving, time saving a very needed tool in the shop.

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