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Starting a pinned thread on testing and working with wild clay as there seems to be a fair bit of interest in this.

Few links discussing this below, please feel free to add info and experiences using wild or found clay.



https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramics-monthly-article/wild-clay-and-glaze (this one is behind a paywall but you can see 3 articles a month for free)


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The article by Leela is nicely written, a great place to start if you've never done this before.

A couple pictures from an expedition to Sheep Mountain, about two hours from Anchorage. A massive landslide the day before deposited a thick layer of clay right by the roadside. It was happy timing, we had planned a long hike up the mountain to get to a bed of kaolin that's documented there. It was very plastic, threw like a dream, and didn't even shrink that much. Unfortunately this clay was nowhere close to pure kaolin. At cone 03 it softened and expanded into a puffy marshmallow like consistency. The bowl in the back held a sample at cone 6. Bubbly foam.



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