Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:38 PM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:13 PM
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:46 PM
I also make paper clay by adding pulp to these buckets when I need to make some for sculptural work.
Montana State University-Billings
Charter Member and former President of Potters Council
Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:48 AM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:47 AM
Put them in a bucket of water. Let them turn to sludge. Pour off excess water. Put the sludge on a pillowcase or other old piece of fabric. Let it sit on a plaster slab or concrete floor for a couple of days, turning it over once or twice a day. Once it's dry enough, wedge it up and use it again.
I use a similar method, I hang an old cloth laundry bag, and put my slop in that. It sits for a while dripping, and then dries a bit until I turn the bag inside out to remove the firm lump of clay. I then use the slash and slam method to start wedging, then wedge in my cone method.
In winter, I let a bag freeze outside, bring in to thaw, and the water runs out quick. Freezing brings much of the water to the surface, when thawed it just runs off.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:54 PM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:33 PM
Otherwise just do what others have suggested, slurry the clay, pour off excess water and throw onto an absorbative surface with a fabric liner between it so you don't get cross contamination. Thick canvas (duck grade) is the best.
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