Many potters and ceramic artists are faced with the constant chore of recycling scrap clay and some even choose to mix their own clay bodies from scratch. Clay mixers and pugmills are great machines designed to help with these tasks in a variety of settings. They’re not cheap, but in some situations, the investment is… Read More »
If you are interested in formulating your own clay body, you’ll need a clay mixer. Similar to a large dough mixer that a baker might use, clay mixers can make workable clay bodies out of dry materials and some water with very little effort from the potter. Find out more here! And don't forget to download your free copy of the 2011 Clay Workshop Handbook: Knowledge and Techniques for the Pottery Studio . This handy studio reference includes valuable technical references and great clay tools to help you with forming, surface decoration and firing. Plus, it has a comprehensive directory of manufacturers and suppliers that provide ceramic equipment, raw materials, clay tools and ceramic supplies.
In all studios, potters are faced with the dilemma of recycling scrap clay, and in many studio situations, it’s essential to be able to mix custom clay bodies. Additionally, some studios require clay that is ready to use without any additional wedging, either because of time constraints or concern for wear and tear on the… Read More »