WORD OF THE WEEK - 22 Dec 2014 - CAKE

CAKE No, not Christmas cake! But on a Potbank, one of several slabs of clay found in a filter press after the pressing cycle finishes. The filter press removes water from slip to produce plastic clay ready for wedging or pugging before balling up.

Early sliphouse with filter press and sliphouse men removing clay cakes
after the pressing cycle has finished.