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.


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!

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