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Poop pot fails

Last night I decided to try something bigger with my yard clay (poop clay). So I increased the amount of clay from 1 to 1.5lbs. And started throwing it, shooting for 5-6″ in hight. Did not get there. Managed 4.5″ … Continue reading

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More poop pots, bud vases

Threw more little poop pots today with my yard clay. The bud vases are about 3.5 inches tall. Would have been four, the I threw the 1st to then on wall and it collapsed. One of the pots below was … Continue reading

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Poop Pots

One poop pot. 3.5” tall bud vase, thrown on the wheel from my yard clay, which my little daughter Mari has dubbed poop clay, and pots made from it poop pots😂. I was having issues with this clay hand building, … Continue reading

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Success! Practice makes perfect

So I had a 1st success today throwing on the wheel. I sat down at the wheel with three lumps of clay a pound a piece. I threw a 3.5″ tall cylinder. A small handleless mug. The base inside is … Continue reading

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More pottery wheel practice

Another little session on my kick wheel tonight. Decided to keep this pot before I blew it up

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Throwing practice

So from my last post, last Saturday I went on a road trip to pick up a Kick wheel. I got it home and into the garage, and later that evening I did mess around with it a bit. Today … Continue reading

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Firing kiln test

Ok, so I have been working up to this point for awhile. I️ had some Mason stains to mix up some slip with for colored slips. I️ dug up and processed some “Yard Clay” from my yard. I️ got a … Continue reading

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Graphite on pottery

So I stumbled across a technique that is used by some Potters in Mexico that I want to try. So I am doing that now. The technique is to apply graphite to bone dry pottery, and then burnish the piece. … Continue reading

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Little bit oh clay work

OK, so I was messing around with the Clay I dug from my yard, that I️ have subbed yard clay. I am not sure it is going to Works so well for hand building, but may do well on a … Continue reading

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Made plaster wedging slab

So I got around to uncanning the clay I dug from my yard that was in a five gal bucket, which I have dubbed Yard Clay😛 it is still rather damp, so I was kneading  and wedging on a piece … Continue reading

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