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.