[Clayart] Pugged Clay - Not Great

Dan Saultman design at saultman.com
Fri Oct 21 21:15:36 EDT 2016

Hi All,
I have been pugging my scraps for a couple years (Petter Pugger) and  
have noticed that the reclaimed clay is less plastic.
When I open a center lump of clay it splits and has to be repaired  
(with a sponge before proceeding.) Has anyone noticed that pugged clay  
quality is diminished?
Is there a magic bullet to fix this? (sorry, always looking for the  
magic fix)  Like adding a lb. of ball clay or something?

I suspect that the good stuff is skimmed away in the throwing bucket.

Any ideas?



Dan Saultman

Fine Art Pottery for Home & Office
Saultman Design, Inc.
Clinton Twp. MI 48035
email: design at saultman.com

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