May 7, 2008

It's Alive

Not much to say about mixing the clay this afternoon, except that it was a lot of trouble moving the clay around from old studio to new studio to Penland to this mixer and back again. Isn't it what we potters do? Moving stuff around all the time? Anyway, I guess I have to do things wrong a few times to figure out the right way. Next time instead of making the red dirt slip and then drying it on the racks, and then schlepping bags of fire clay and red dirt across God's creation, I will make the fire clay/feldspar slip, since it is 50% of the total, and blend it 1:1 with red dirt and dry the combined on the racks, then pug it, then throw it! How do you spell duh? Thanks for allowing me this post to figure this out.