The Kid Should See This

DIY Clay: How to filter clay from soil

How can you make your own DIY clay instead of buying it from the art store? Try this filtering method, as demonstrated by Wilderness Works. In this video, they filter local stream soil over and over again. After drying it for over a week, the resulting DIY clay settles into a workable consistency. They report:

In total, we got at least ten pounds of quality clay perfect for earthenware. If higher quality clay is desired, simply allow the water mixture to sit longer, and pour off only the very top.

filtering clay
diy clay
Related clay and pottery videos: Termite clay kiln and pottery and Made by the Sea – Pottery from beach-harvested clay.

Plus: How to build with different mud recipes.

This feature is being tested. Saves will disappear if you clear cookies. Find saved videos here.

🌈 Related videos

Mexican piñas pottery handmade with natural clay

Rion Nakaya

The art of carving by Haruya Abe

Rion Nakaya

Kintsugi & kintsukuroi – The art of pottery mending with gold

Rion Nakaya

From the potter’s wheel at Tortus Copenhagen

Rion Nakaya

Experimental animation meets pottery – A zoetrope bowl

Rion Nakaya

Dance on the circle: Wet clay patterns on a spinning potter’s wheel

Rion Nakaya

Pottery lesson at Horseshoe Mountain Pottery – Olive Us

Rion Nakaya

From Clay to Mosaics – How zellige (الزليج) mosaics are made

Rion Nakaya

Making clay pots and bowls on a pottery wheel with Mister Rogers

Rion Nakaya

 
Browse the TKSST Video Collections

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe