Throwing Thursday - Singing Clay

When working with pottery there are always broken pots or bowls that don't make it.  There's also the trim that comes off the pots when smoothing them out to dry to bone dry.  These end pieces, broken pieces and un-fired bits can be tossed back into a bit of water to melt back down to a clay state.

Earlier in this series I wrote about how to do that process.  One thing that I wasn't able to catch at the time was the sound of the dry clay being dropped into the water.  Bone dry clay is like a dry sponge.  If you drop it in the water you can literally hear the sucking sound. 

Today I recorded it to share.



Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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