Thursday, June 18, 2009

Homemade paper clay

Just finished wedging my 1st batch of paperclay! Had some ol' dry black mountain sculpture, soaked it for a couple of days and mixed with toilet paper (already had it breaking down when I read about cellulose). Mixed thoroughly to a smooth batter and placed on a plaster bat, 5 hours later it was ready to knead and wedge. A lot easier than I thought it was going to be. The ratio is roughly 50/50 and made about 10lbs.

Will make a few pots tomorrow.

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