I admire the clayers who make fabulous, flawless kaleidoscopes. Mine don’t usually make me happy and it always seems like a shame to waste perfectly good Skinner blends and clay when I could make a really nice flower cane. I do, however, worry less about what I do with my scraps because, really, who cares? I have so many. And I am not going to swirl them all.
A few handfuls are getting turned into fun k’scope blends. The two brighter ones were first tries and will look cute covering Easter eggs. The blue green one turned out pretty darned nice, with a good variety of complexities. I always call this sort of work cut and paste because you literally mix, reduce, cut, recombine or paste and then repeat.