Anyway I have been roundly kicked up the bum over these last weeks by family and friends and finally the encouragement sank in and I have spent this week in the workshop reclaiming clay.
All of the clay...
Above is some of the still too wet bench full...
Next is the fairly wet batch.
Above is the almost ready to wedge and knead pile.
And here is the plaster slab still being loaded up regularly.
I emptied my whole bin. No half measures I decided, if I was going to do this I was going to do it properly. I think in total I have about 100kgs (220llbs), maybe more. It's difficult to judge until I reach the stage when I'm bagging it up. It's all just laying around in heaps at the moment, as you can see.
I only went out to the workshop to throw then realised I only had 8-10kg of usable clay left!
I hope by the end of this week to be able to start throwing. Wish me luck and strong shoulders for the wedging and kneading!
Thanks for visiting.