Extrusion, Extruder

Wall-mounted extruder

The process of making shapes by forcing clay through dies. Extruders commonly consist of a wall-mounted tube that dies can be attached to, and some sort of plunger to force the clay through - like a big cookie-dough gun or pastry bag (which can be used for smaller work.) A pain to clean. Some modern pug mills can also be fitted with dies to extrude shapes.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog