clay recycling

Did you know we recycle all our clay offcuts? During the throwing process much of the clay used to throw our products is trimmed away to create our thin and beautiful ceramics. These trimmings (along with other thrown objects that have not worked out quite right!) are turned back into new clay through a recycling process called reclaim.

Reclaim Process

1. Trimmings and other imperfect pieces are soaked in buckets of water (separated by type of clay)

2. Once the bucket is full of clay, the slurry (liquid clay) is poured onto slabs of plaster called plaster bats

3. The slurry is then dried on the plater bats until it is dry enough to peel off

4. The clay is then wedged by hand and ready to throw again into our elph ceramics

Watch the process