Twice a year I add a beer to my garbage can full of clay. (One for me, too!)
It encourages plasticity and sometimes mold. In clay, mold isn't always a
bad thing. It increases plasticity and makes it wonderful to throw with.
In China, potters would dig up clay, repackage it and stock it in a cave to
be passed on to future generations.
If you want less mold add a spoonful of bleach every now and then.
From: Mary Moran <moran>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Thursday, May 06, 1999 1:40 PM
Subject: Recycling Clay
>Hi, I am a sculptor and could not help but post a note about clay mold. >It is highly prized in Japan where they pass clay down from one generation >to the next. Try working with it and see how much more tactile and
plastic >it is. > >Mo > >