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I am making a batch of porcelain slip to be used for decorating platter/bowls not with a bottle but rather using the side of my hand for "slooping". I did not dry out the 25lb bag of clay before I cut apart chunks and soaked in water overnight. I understand the deflocculating and then adding more dry clay. My question is did I need to use dried clay before soaking overnight??
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Quick answer to your question, dried clay slakes down easier than wet clay but just use a heavy duty drill with a paint mixing attachment and you should be able to get it mixed up. I'ld sieve the slip before using it.