Gearing For Spring With Recycled Clay

I’ve been collecting bits and pieces of clay (trimmings, scraps, throwing bucket mash) in 5 gallon buckets to recycle and wedge for further use. Different clay bodies – all cone 10, are stored bone dry and then reconstituted with water – then wedged to workable consistency.

I use this material to push my throwing skills and come up with pieces that when final, require very little or no trimming and finishing. It’s a spontaneous session on the wheel. Decorations and embellishments are altering the forms or simple colored slip and and brush work on the green ware – prior-to bisque firing.

The plan is to produce enough choices for gardeners (myself included) to find a piece that would accent any outdoor planting this spring. The largest of these examples are 13″ high with plenty of room for plant root growth. Some people like the built-in tray, and some don’t – depending on the planters’ placement in their yard, or inside I guess. I haven’t measured the volumetric capacity of these, but I’m sure they’re over 2 quarts.

So ready for Spring in Colorado.DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0008 DSC_0009 DSC_0010

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