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Hunting for and digging local raw clay

Went out today in the ravine across the street from my house to see if I could find any red clay to dig, process and see if any good for pottery. Was a bit of an adventure for a fellow … Continue reading

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Couple more yard clay pieces

Here are a couple more pieces made from my yard clay. Think I️ will apply the Duncan satin clear glaze.

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Results of firing kiln

So I️ had some successes and failures. But over all leaned. The biggest success was the use of Duncan satin clear glaze on bone dry pottery rather than bisque. It turned out great, and the color of the Amaco Terra … Continue reading

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Adventures with yard clay

Back on September 2, wow has it really been been more than two months? Anyway, I had Gathered a little clay, about have a 5 gallon bucket,  from a pile where I have been digging a ditch in my yard. … Continue reading

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Efforts on my studio

So, between my full time job in Information Systems, time with my family, and struggling with my ever present issues with Anxiety, depression and just being plain exhausted and failing to be motivated to do anything,  I have been working, … Continue reading

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Cobbled Togethher 19” Clay Extruder

So since I made a clay exruder out of a caulking gun. I wanted to make something that was, well, a little more. Also something less complicated and would require less effort to use than some of the bigger ones … Continue reading

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Made a banding (decorating) wheel.

Piece of scrap 2×4, 1×8. Cut a disc out of 1×8. Cut spokes of bicycle wheel and removed hub and attached pieces. Hub gets screwed to 2×4 and axile must spin freely in hole drilled in it. Axle gets attached … Continue reading

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Making a clay Extruder

Making a Clay extruder. These cost starting around 40-50$. And although they are around 14 inches or so, the one I made only cost me about 4$. I already had a couple of 9 inch caulking guns lying about. After … Continue reading

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From the post, Making clay

I drained the excess water off. I stole my wife’s old grease splatter screen as it would make a decent sieve, and she had a new one anyway. So I starred sieving, it was a pane, especiecially with a flat … Continue reading

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Playing in clay – Vase

Started last night, little smaller than the 1st pic. These two pics two stages tonight 

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