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#1 Nancy S.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

This may well be in the archives, but the search function isn't working and I'm too impatient to wait. ;)

I have a brand-new 25-pound bag of clay, and it's incredibly soft (in spite of sitting around for at least four months!) - unfortunately it's a bit too soft for throwing anything more than a 1/2-pound at a time without collapsing. I tried kneading the clay on an absorbent surface first, but it wasn't enough.

What's the best way to dry out the clay enough to throw? I don't want it to get too dry...I don't have a pugmill, so reclaiming is a long and arduous process. Any suggestions are appreciated!!


#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

divide it up into quarters the long way, round it out into rolls and stand them up in horse shoe shapes to dry out a bit.
Than wedge them up.

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#3 Nancy S.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

divide it up into quarters the long way, round it out into rolls and stand them up in horse shoe shapes to dry out a bit.
Than wedge them up.

Marcia


I will try that! Thanks so much!!




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