bone dry clay

sanding pottery

Sanding Pottery – How and When to Sand your Pots

If you are reading this article, you probably want to know how to smooth the surface of your pottery.  So, you may be surprised to hear that sanding pottery is actually a source of disagreement amongst some potters.  The reason for this is that when you sand pottery, you inevitably create clay dust, which contains…

transporting greenware pottery

20 Ingenious Ways of Transporting Greenware Pottery Safely

Bone dry pottery is extremely fragile.  In particular handles on mugs and jugs, and other fine detail can be broken off easily.  But many potters, particularly in the first few years of making pottery don’t own their own kiln.  Instead, they rely on finding a local kiln service to fire their work.  This raises questions…

how to rehydrate bone dry clay

4 Ways to Rehydrate Bone Dry Clay Pots – What Works?

Sometimes thrown pottery gets neglected or forgotten.  Life gets busy and you come back a week later to an unintentionally bone dry pot.  This has happened to me too many times.  So, I decided to do some practical research and find out what’s the best way to rehydrate bone dry clay.  And this is what…

can slip be used on bone dry clay

Can Slip Be Used on Bone Dry Clay? You’ll be Surprised!

Bone dry clay is very fragile and needs to be handled with care.  Because it is fragile and damages easily you may find yourself wondering how to repair it.  Or you may wonder what you can get away with in terms of decorating.  Slip is often used for these purposes.  The question is, can slip…

what is bone dry pottery

What is Bone Dry Clay? And How To Tell If Clay is Bone Dry

You may have heard alarming stories about pottery exploding in the kiln.  To survive the firing process, you will need your pottery to be bone dry clay.  You may be wondering what this means, and how to tell if your clay is bone dry.  This article addresses just those questions. Clay is bone dry when…