If I were you I'd make a trip to KC and talk to some of the people
in the clay department at the art institute . Don't bother the
instructors, ask the students( especially those which have rooms
downstairs(they are most prob seniors). You could call but it
depends who you get.
The Art Institute owns caves which the students make runs to get
their clay from.
The clay dept. is across the street from the Art Inst.and next to
the Kemper museum.
Sheryl Ann McCoy wrote: > I found chunks of damp clay in a freshly completed highway road cut >(where the highway builders dynamite a part of a hill or mountain to >make the road level). These damp, soft chunks seem about the right >consistency for students' clay projects. I wondered, could I use these >clays as is and fire them? > Thanks in advance, > Sheryl