Working With Clay

Rediscover the fun of playing in the dirt. Working with clay doesn't require a potter's wheel.



144 working with clay - 2 clay block
Starting with a block of wet clay, cut a slab using fishing line held between two washers.
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144 working with clay - finished vase
A finished vase, the product of working with clay without a potter's wheel.
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144 working with clay - 3 form a cylinder
Form slab into an overlapping cylinder and cut a diagonal line through it.
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144 working with clay - 5 smooth the base
Smooth the outside seam of the newly applied base with your metal rib and finger.
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144 working with clay - score the base
Using a fork, scratch lines along the base circle, as well as the bottom of the cylinder.
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144 working with clay - 6 decorating
After firing for the better part of a day, the vase is ready to be cooled and then decorated.
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