All clay, all the time!

Clay is a natural resource. It is abundant, but finite, and its extraction is energy intensive. That’s why I recycle my and my students’ clay scraps. Slop bucket to plaster table to wedged clay to pottery. Pug mills can do this for you, but they’re expensive machines that take up a lot of space! Below are some pictures showing the process of recycling clay. That pile of slop is the same pile I wedged into the ball in the bag, and that ball of clay in the bag is the clay I used to make the casserole dish you see.

Speaking of clay… It’s about to get real! I just unloaded 1,000lbs of clay from the back of my Ranger (the good truck) from @clayworksrva for my classes starting this week!

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