Reclaiming Clay (The Quick & Dirty Method)

We have all had pots flop over and die on the potters wheel. It can be extremely frustrating. The good news is that you don’t need to lose the clay. This short video shows you how to reclaim clay from a pot you just tried to throw.

One quick note: This method will not work if you mix dry clay with wet clay. Mixing trimming scraps with throwing scraps requires a more involved process. I will post a video demonstrating this process in a few weeks.

3 Responses to “Reclaiming Clay (The Quick & Dirty Method)”

  1. BHCAdmin March 30, 2012 at 11:24 am Permalink

    A lot of people ask me about using fire clay to dry out their clay. A little is OK (and I mean a little). If you use to much, your clay will loose it’s elasticity and become very difficult to work with. I never use the stuff.

  2. Evelyn March 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm Permalink

    Thanks Dave, very informative as always!

    • BHCAdmin April 3, 2012 at 10:16 am Permalink

      I appreciate the complement.

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