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This winter has been pretty mild in Minnesota with very little snow.  While that’s been great for me personally, it’s made it a little difficult to dry pottery in the studio be cause the air is really dry.  It’s still cold enough that I need to run the furnace out there and that tends to dry the pots faster on one side than the other making them very difficult to deal with trimming and adding handles and such.  So I cover them with plastic, but then they don’t dry at all and get moldy.  Also not good.  Leaving the plastic loose still give me stuff dried more on one side.  

But now I may have found a solution so my pots dry slowly enough to not crack and warp, but still actually get dry.  I’ve started using biodegradable garbage bags to cover the drying boards.  Not sure of the science behind it, but they must breath enough to allow some moisture out.  Whatever it is… I’m grateful for a solution to my pottery drying problem.