July 23, 2001Signs of SummerThe desert gets pretty toasty this time of year. Ceramics Volunteer Katharine Tomalty,and Workshopper Shelly Slocum climb into the slip to cool off. Katharine is Site Coordinator Mary Hoadley’s daughter.[Photos by Ivan Fritz and Jennifer Thornton] Ceramicist Larry Meagher joins them in the clay bath. The slip (clay and water) is strained several times and then used to mold our ceramic bells. The excess clay is then recycled back into the slip tank.