organic material

So in an attempt to achieve something I am handbuilding the work. I'm using coils of clay either hand rolled or pugged through the extruder. I have tried to add organic matter but I keep clogging up the entry point of the clay to the machine. SO frustrating since I am trying to get this done to a deadline. ITS TAKING HOURS!!!!

I keep having to strip the machine down and start again. I have had to grind down some things first which almost defeats the object. The Derbyshire clay I have pugged is also softer than the reclaimed clay mix which is also causing issues.