How to Reclaim Red Clay

How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt

How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt
How to Reclaim Red Clay // Crafted in Carhartt

 

As you may well know, Carhartt women are known for being innovative. So when it comes to craftiness, don’t be wasteful and think green. For those pottery lovers who want to be resourceful and re-use scrap clay, take a look at this tutorial Victoria from Pewabic Pottery is demonstrating above.

How to Reclaim Clay: (in other words, how to recycle dry clay bits back into a workable material)
1. Soak dry bits, chunks, failed projects of clay in water.
2. Soak for a few hours or days, depending on dryness of clay. Stir mixture with your hand.
3. Scoop out rehydrated clay onto plaster block.
4. Make sure clay is even thickness on the plaster block to allow for even water absorbtion.
5. Once clay is no longer tacky scrape it off the plaster block into a medium size pile.
6. Wedge it. Rock clay back and forth in kneading motion until air bubbles are compressed and clay feels pliable.

Victoria’s workwear: Carhartt Women’s Short-Sleeve Signature Tee & Slim Fit Nyona Jean