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om commented on Green cup

Yangyang Liu
Clay is excellent. The chai wallahs in India often have these. The small cups are lightweight, thin, and quite strong. I think they may get fired once for a short time. They break with a hard throw to the ground, and crush underfoot with no sharp edges. I think it may create small habitat for insects for a short while. They are meant to be tossed, but I kept mine for some time.
You may think about incorporating a fiber into the clay in your experiments.
A recycled plastic filler of some kind might be useful, like if you could use thin bag plastic melted with the clay.
Straw Bale houses are very strong and are made of hay bales stacked and covered with cob, which is clay and straw together. The filler needs some surface area.
Also, interestingly.. you can put ceramic clay through a 3D printer and make anything (pretty much) automatically.

This is how I'd like these structures to look, but the fact will likely be a dreary little sweatbox, packed next to many others. People don't often make great decisions, and get used to deplorable situations.


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