[Clayart] Help please - 3 to 5 mm clay spheres

pdp1 via Clayart clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Mon Apr 13 16:26:09 EDT 2015

Hi Khaimraj,

A Canvas lined Pan or shallow Box  or Tray which is mechanically moved in a 
roughly ovoid or even circular motion-cycle, would make perfect Spheres out 
of Cubes, assuming the Clay is fairly well Leather Hard.

Speed would have to be adjusted by seeing how things go, for the Cubes' 
inertia to oblige them to be 'rolling' rather than staying on one flat side.

A Ball Mill might work, but I doubt it would work as well.

L v

-----Original Message----- 
From: Khaimraj Seepersad via Clayart

Hello Folks,

Long time no write.

I need some advice / help please.

I am doing some work on growing my bonsai in fired balls / spheres of
earthenware clay [ and it is porous ]

For my last effort I sat and cut rectangle lengths of about 5 mm in cubic
shape, then for 3 hours or so I hand rolled them into balls.

I would like to explore this idea further, but can anyone suggest a faster
way to make these balls.

3 hrs later I had enough balls to fill a small bonsai pot.

I ended up however with closer to 8 mm balls.

Thanks in Advance


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