Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Working Up Some Clay

I got the go ahead for the Uwharrie Mountain Run awards, so I cut up some clay into 3/4-pound "balls" of clay this afternoon. I cut a bag of clay into three equal portions, wedge each portion a bit and then slam it down on the wedging table forming a long round loaf. I cut the loaf into portions and stack them before I take each one and mash it a bit on the table, rolling it around near the edges to give the bottoms a convex shape so they don't trap air when placed on the wheel head. I then fill up an old canning pot that I used to have a lid for. Lost the lid years ago.

It feels good to be in production mode.
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