[Clayart] Reclaiming 30 lbs of clay

kathi at lesueurclaywork.com kathi at lesueurclaywork.com
Sat Jul 10 19:03:12 UTC 2021


I would dry it all out then slake is for a few weeks. I lay the clay on old kiln shelves and pug it when it has dried to a good consistency.

Kathi LeSueur

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> On Jul 10, 2021, at 2:54 PM, Bonnie Hellman <mou10ms at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I have about 30 pounds of clay in various states of wetness/dryness that I
> want to reconstitute for throwing. (I thoroughly  cleaned out my Peter
> Pugger after several years because the clay in the barrel was to dry to be
> extruded.)
> 
> Some is hard as bisque, although none was fired. Other pieces are wet and
> sloppy.
> 
> Would you dry out everything and then wet it? Would you put it in a lot of
> water?
> 
> It's been a long time since I've had this much scrap.
> 
> Thanks for sharing your experience,
> Bonnie
> 
> -- 
> Bonnie D. Hellman
> PO Box 1210
> Ouray, CO 81427
> mou10ms at gmail.com <mou10ms at gmail.com>
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