So if a clay is technically a "short clay" does that mean its not structurally as strong as a normal more workable clay. Ive read a bit that some sculptures like a short clay because it is usually heavily grogged and doesnt shrink as quick. The short clay Im dealing with has limitied workability. It will crack when bent on a hard angle but can be easily smoothed afterward. I decided to try and throw it and it threw well (yet I threw it way too wet). I took a rib to it before I cut it off the wheel and it has had no trouble drying.
I figured Id speak a little about the situation to add info but Im really just curious if it is an inferior final product. I mean if it were to be thown and the rims compressed, even though it has limited workability off the wheel, is it still a weaker clay in the end?