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Theresa Clay https://www.truthdig.com/cartoons/theresa-clay/ @glynmoody #brexit #uk #maybot #clay
Theresa Clay
 
All Have Been Purchased... Yet Few Have Accepted, Few Are Chosen

8/19/05 From The #Lord, Our #God and #Savior
The #Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For Timothy, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

This question was asked of The Lord: Lord, what does it mean in the #Book of #Revelation, where it says, “The 144,000 did not defile themselves with #women; they kept themselves pure”?

[1]Thus says The Lord to His servant: Rather the 144,000 have been #... Show more...
 
A study has discovered that chimpanzees can fight off malaria by swallowing mouthfuls of dirt and leaves, which act as 'self-medication' for the animals.
According to a report in National Geographic News, Clay soils consumed by both chimps and humans in Uganda's Kibale National Park contain high concentrations of the mineral kaolinite, a main ingredient in some anti-diarrheal medications.

Soil-eating may also provide a soothing coating to the animals' digestive tracts.
Though in humans, soil consumption has often been viewed as a sign of metabolic disorder or even mental illness, the practice is relatively common among animals and is now understood to yield important health benefits.

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I haven't even used images yet on #diaspora. Here are various views of #clay that I harvested from a river bed and processed. The cube(ish) thing is after a couple of days of drying, and the big, circular blob is batch #2 as it came out of the bucket.
 
I think I will start taking pictures of my ridiculous #clay project. After everything got rained on, I tossed it all in the bucket, and re-slaked it. I refined the filtering method to rid the clay of a lot more organic material than I had last time. What I didn't realize was that some of the organic material is heavier than the clay... or if not heavier, at least, less inclined to remain in suspension in water. Filtering that stuff out was difficult but not impossible. I tried many methods. Vigorous stirring with back and forth decanting seemed to work best. After several days worth of dilution and decanting, the water started clearing up to my surprise. I wouldn't drink it, of course, but it wasn't clearly filled with tannins. And it was losing that #tannin stink (reminiscent of discarded chewing tobacco, yeugh!).

So I did a first pour of slip and it is turning into clay. Slowly. It was 105 in the afternoon... Show more...
 
Operation #clay has suffered a setback. I gathered some wood today in preparation for a fire somewhere. Then I took a nap, and while napping, there was a brief rainstorm. It was very uncharacteristic of the weather around here. The finished pieces got wet, and pretty much all of them were ruined. When a piece gets wet before firing, the water settles in unevenly causing extremely uneven expansion and warpage combined with drastic weakening. It's why you want your pieces to dry slowly, if possible. So, about 90% of my work went back in the bucket to slake back down into "clay water" and then slip. Basically, I had to hit the reset button. This whole thing has been a non-stop lesson in learning by failure! I am not a persistent person, so I decided that I would be persistent on this project. I'd just keep plugging away despite setbacks. And somehow, since I made that decision, I don't really care that there have been setbacks. I guess "persistence" is my real goal. #clay #mistakes #persistence #rain #setback
 
Thanks, @Ted. That's what I should do, perhaps, and I do know where I can get into a kiln. My project is a little different. I made the #clay myself and I intend to #pitfire it, which is a primitive technique. I am (sort of) simulating ancient techniques. But I am also just seeing how inexpensively I can do things. So these pieces will be bisque-fired and then waxed (I think).
 
After many failures, I have managed to make about ten #clay objects that will be "bone-dry" and ready for bisque firing tomorrow. I don't know where around here it is permissible to make a fire! I know I can do it in my back yard, but I don't want to. I want to go somewhere away from people, but close to a road. Somewhere like a park with a fire circle. Obviously everyone tries to discourage fires in and around #Tucson. But it is legal everywhere. I could start a fire in the middle of a city park if I wanted to. But it simply isn't done. And I am not going to be the one to start doing it. So I need to find a place where it is customary to have a fire. Like a cleared out fire circle area. All I find on the internet is useless.

It is an interesting problem because it evokes a notion that I call "rulespace" and "rulesets". This is my notion that one is always dimly aware of the "rulespace" in which one resides and the "... Show more...
 
The #clay was workable this morning, very soft, but workable. So I have to go get a rolling pin and a couple wood trim pieces to serve as guides. I am still under $15 on this project. I haven't done anything that a person couldn't have done in the Stone Age yet. Well... I do have a metal knife. But I don't think it can do anything that a nice piece of obsidian or flint couldn't do. I have a flat table too. In the Stone Age they would have to flattest rock they could find. I will restrict myself to Stone Age tools later. #clay #StoneAge #tools
 
I bought a knife to work with #clay for 94 cents. I bought a plastic scraper tool for 88 cents. I have created wooden tools to work with clay. That is a lot of fun. I have made my own clay garrotte. Now I can work with clay and feel like I am brutally murdering my enemies. Next, I need to make a "plaster bat" which is just a box full of plaster of paris as near as I can tell. What else? I need to get a certain kind of bearing I have seen here and there in order to make a rotating surface. #clay #knife #garrotte #plaster #paris #bearings
 
My riverbottom clay project is working nicely. Unfortunately, it is dark brown and really, really smells like horseshit. I have worked hard to get all the organic matter out. So there's some kind of bacteria in there that kinda stinks. I don't know what it's living off of. I bleached it while it was in heavy solution. But it still smells. Not sure what to do. Usually the answer is to wait. The first batch is "wedging" up nicely. It really looks and acts like clay. I made some flat sample disks and they went leather hard and then bone dry very quickly. This #Tucson heat is good for something. I have no idea where I am going to fire them. #bacteria #clay #organicmaterial
 
I decided on a whim to do some #pottery. I wanted to dig and process the #clay myself. I wanted to use hand techniques to make the objects (no wheel). And I wanted to fire the clay in a "pit kiln". This means starting a fire in a hole in the ground and firing the clay there. The first step was to go down to the river and get some clay-lookin' dirt. Being in #Tucson, the rivers here dry up completely. It wasn't long at all before I saw some deposits that really looked like clay. I grabbed about 50 pounds of the stuff in a minute or two and took it home.

Processing clay is not that difficult. You break the clay into as small pieces as you can manage, and then you soak it in water and mix it up periodically. Then you filter it through a sieve a few times to get out the twigs and leaves and insect wings and the like. Little bits of sand and rock are... Show more...
 
I so love this potter!... He's fun, funny, entertaining, and answers all the pottery questions you might have... Mind you that, most potters on Periscope also answer people's questions about pottery... It's just that, this one, has a real great sense of humor lol... I've watched many of his scopes over the years and he's my favorite, there, coz he's just chill... a no nonsense type of man...

His pottery studio is located in his basement... and, although I don't always get to see him live, it's always fun when I do lol... The guy is a real teddy bear! <3

I'm just putting a vid here, which is not necessarily representative of how I actually know him to be, nor is the video as I know them to be, per se... Nevertheless, it's always interesting to see him working his art!...It takes a lot of love, patience, creativity, and dedication to make pottery!... It's just a gorgeous art that I enjoy watching and learning from potters as I go along my own path... Some of their techniques ar... Show more...
 
I so love this potter!... He's fun, funny, entertaining, and answers all the pottery questions you might have... Mind you that, most potters on Periscope also answer people's questions about pottery... It's just that, this one, has a real great sense of humor lol... I've watched many of his scopes over the years and he's my favorite, there, coz he's just chill... a no nonsense type of man...

His pottery studio is located in his basement... and, although I don't always get to see him live, it's always fun when I do lol... The guy is a real teddy bear! <3

I'm just putting a vid here, which is not necessarily representative of how I actually know him to be, nor is the video as I know them to be, per se... Nevertheless, it's always interesting to see him working his art!...It takes a lot of love, patience, creativity, and dedication to make pottery!... It's just a gorgeous art that I enjoy watching and learning from potters as I go along my own path... Some of their techniques ar... Show more...
 
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Café dans une magnifique tasse réalisée par Sophie Pouly, qui travaille avec des matériaux qu'elle récolte elle-même dans la nature, un four à bois et beaucoup d'amour !
https ://sophiepouly.wixsite.com/terreetcielpoterie

#photo #cafe #tasse #poterie #argile #terre #artisanat #art #sophiepouly #lot #coffee #mug #pottery #clay #craft #artcraft #france
 
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