Friday, January 9, 2009

House Clay

House Clay, originally uploaded by TreeBed.

This fall we planted some bamboo in the back yard... when we dug the giant hole... we had the pleasure of dealing with clay. As we dug (and cursed) we managed to save a trash can full of clay chunks, and now I am attempting to make some items for the house.

This was made with basically no processing... meaning, I soaked it, dried the slurry, wedged it, and put it to use. I was pretty happy with the results. There were some tiny rocks, which made for nice little flecks in the red, but also caused a small chip to fracture off the bottom (not to big a deal, but could cause issues).

Hopefully there will be some more pieces to come...