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I've added too much vinegar to my clay and made it too sticky. Is there any fast way to get back the plasticity other than just slowly drying and then adding water back in? Would an alkaline solution work - a little bicarb in the water?

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    Vinegar is added to increase plasticity, so it may be that the problem is simply too much liquid. Before modifying the pH or adding more liquid, try letting a sample dry out a little, with occasional kneading. See if it becomes less sticky. – fixer1234 May 10 '20 at 22:33
  • I thought is made it more 'sticky' - great for joining as it breaks down the clay but not for plasticity as such. – LeasMaps May 11 '20 at 5:30
  • Find any solution? – rebusB Sep 22 '20 at 21:31
  • Not really but I think it was just too wet. This is the first time I've reused clay (my normal pottery class is closed while we get Covid under control in Australia) so it's all a learning process! – LeasMaps Oct 1 '20 at 1:04

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