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Re: clay processing,"home-dug?"


From: Susan M Kipp (smkipp_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 20 2002 - 15:19:37 PDT

I'd really be interested in this. The island I'm planning to spend most of
my summer on has these incredible clay beds that ooze out into the sound.
Once my daughter and I picked some up and gave ourselves facials with it. I
pick up "clay babies" on the beach.
Susan In OR
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maw-Deis, Caroline" <>
Subject: clay processing,"home-dug?"

> dig their own clay, create pieces from it and then fire them.
I was thinking of using a BBQ kettle as a low-firing pit kiln. Has anyone
had any experience doing their own digging and processing?
Is there anything that I should add to the clay body to make it more
ueable...I realize it depends upon the area it is dug from and other
 factors, but are their any hints or suggestions you can offer??
 appreciate any advise. thanx,