I break up the clay vessel and take the fragments and blunge them and put them back on the potter's wheel.
After the last piece of clay has been put into the blunger, the mix is blunged for two hours.
In my experience there does not appear to be any difference as long as in ‘wet mixing’ excess water and a blunger or whirler are used.
Crude clays are blunged , sieved and passed over rare earth magnets, then stored in constantly agitated farm tanks.
It was taken to the blunger by wheelbarrow, or horse and cart, and more recently in bogies on a small narrow gauge railway by a pulley system linked to the steam engine.
Typical feed conditioning for either dry milling or to increase throughput of a primary crude blunger .
After the last piece of clay has been put into the blunger , the mix is blunged for two hours.
The clay slurry, during the blunging and conditioning operations may include from about 25 to 65% solids.
This body is blunged as a slip and dried up to plastic on cloth on the ground and aged for developing plasticity.
The ceramic fibre and paper pulp were then thoroughly mixed with the blunger and the other dry ingredients were added.