This is our pug mill. To me it looks like a crazy clay recycler. When pressing some of our shapes and pieces (click here to see what the heck I’m talking about) we end up with lots of scraps. Unfortunately we can not use them because of all the air pockets in between all the scrap pieces. Air pockets equals exploding pieces in the kilns.
So we have this contraptions. Our pug mill. It takes all our scraps and grinds them up (very scarily I might add) and uses vacuum and a lot of torque and produces big hug worm like play doe looking extractions that we can later use to press with.
It has taken me about 10 months to get it almost ready and just in time as we are out of clay.
I love our clay it is the creamy color original clay that we press and cast with.
Hopefully I’m close to having this scary mangler looking contraption ready to go. We have 28 5 gallon buckets of scrap clay to recycle and I happen to be completely out of pressing clay.