Powder to slurry to dewatered to mugs with handles in 1 hour. How?

Monday 16th March 2015

These are made from a whiteware having 0.5% paper fiber added. The paper addition speeds up the dewatering time. The clay throws well and the handles pulled extremely well. The mugs were stable enough to attach the handles immediately. Then I just left them out to dry overnight. There were no cracks in the morning, so I turned them upside down and rewet the bottoms by setting a wet sponge on them for a few minutes. That enabled me to trim them.

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Paper clay is easy to make. And really different!, It shrinks much more yet cracks less. How is that possible?

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