Several bloggers have posted about their pug mills and I'm sure a lot of you have them. I have never had access to one, although they look pretty cool. Here's how I do it. I have pretty toned biceps thanks to this process :) When I have scrap clay, I toss in in the white bucket up on the table, it's filled with a little water. When I get around to it, I spread out the clay on the several slabs of plaster I have. Wedge it up, put it in plastic bags and I'm good to go. I kind of like this old school way of doing it, keeps me strong and it's one less piece of equipment I have to clean or worry about breaking. The red bucket is my sink haha! I store my clay under the table on pieces of the palate my kiln came on.
Reuse at it's best. The Artscenter in Carrboro was throwing away this table. I would say a lot of the paint on this table is from summer camp classes I taught and I love this table, lots of good memories. The shelf was tossed out in the trash behind the Cat's Cradle the night after Wesley played there. We were back in the alley checking out graffiti that Wes was photographing for her senior project and I found this. It's really cool, lots of graffiti on it as well. there's also some gum on there that I need to scrape off, ick. So that's my high tech system. Thought this would be a nice change from the heavy duty blogger thinking that's been going on over at Carter's place. Good stuff though!
I am still loving the Luxury book I got, and it is changing the way I do some things. Maybe more on that later. Are you reading, Andy :)