Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Studio Toy

There is nothing more fun than getting and putting a new studio toy... I mean tool into use.

A few weeks ago, I purchased a small pugmill.  After several years of bagging up my trimmings and storing them in every studio nook and cranny, I can finally process the trimmings into usable clay again. 


The first batch of reclaim was a bit wetter than I'd have liked, but it was just BEAUTIFUL!!! If you've never used a pugmill, it's an amazingly useful piece of studio equipment.  Clay scrap and water go into the hopper and mixed for 15-20 minutes.  The mixture is de-aired with the vacuum pump and then pressed out through an extruder as usable clay.  


Only about 500 more pounds of clay scraps to go.  More playing tomorrow.

3 comments:

Lori Buff said...

I am so jealous, enjoy.

Sandy miller said...

Bought one this summer! Thought I would be using a bit more than I do but wow am I happy I have it!

Becky said...

MAGIC! :D