Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Another Clay Crusher
This small water-powered clay crusher was being used but small and in such a picturesque setting it seemed more like a model. We were impressed by the way the potters at Koshibara could put their wet pots out in the sun to dry without any warp-age or cracking. It is something we cannot do in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. If they got an afternoon shower, which often happened in this mountainous area, they rushed to carry the pots inside and just mopped the excess water away. Amazing quality clay.