A lot of extra clay gets saved from throwing and trimming. In my process, the clay first gets collected in a 33 gallon drum, then dries on plaster bats and finally is wedged and saved for new projects. All of the bowls in the top photo were made from this reclaimed clay. It fires to a nice toasty color and can vary a bit depending on what mix of clay has been used lately. The second photo shows different pieces made from recycled clay.