My first post so be gentle. I have been a full time potter for about 20 years but up to now all of my work has been mostly wheel based. I am now working on a new range that will be a combination of wheel thrown and slip cast pieces. Up to now I have bought small quantities of pre made slip to just test things out.
I will soon need to scale this up so need to decide if I should continue to buy slip in the liquid form or should I begin to buy the powdered clay and a blunger to start producing my own slip. I have talked to a few people and have arguments from both sides. Some say only a hobbyist would buy the liquid form others saying the savings are not worth the hassle of making it yourself. Initially I am talking about producing maybe 200-250 pieces a week this way but this will probably increase as more cast pieces are added to the range.
So, any thoughts as to which method is more practicle/cost efficent/easier etc
Would appreciate any input