Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Local Clay from them there Hills.

This was My view today while I took Caddy for his walk.

and this is clay that came from them there Hills, all I have done is wash it down to a slip run it through a kitchen flour sieve, and dry it out on a plaster batt.
I have wedged it up and have made a 6 inch strip 1 inch wide
so I can measure how much it will shrink when its fired.

I wanted to throw a pot with it but it felt as if it would not throw to well
so I mixed it 50/50 with my red clay and it threw pretty well.
but I will try the test piece in the kiln first later in the week.
I've loaded a Glaze firing today as well so more new big pots out on Thursday.
I'm quite excited about these ones.
Which is a nice feeling.



1 comment:

Ron said...

Hey Paul, that's pretty exciting. You'll have to do a porosity test too. Wonder what color it will turn out?

Time to start planning for the show season.

Show Time is fast approaching it's that time of year when you have to think about how you want to present yourself to the world! ...