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Coil Building Ceramics

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Sarah Sparks

on 12 September 2013

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Coil Building Ceramics
"Handbuilding" is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel. Before potters had the wheel, they were creating beautiful pots and clay forms using clay, their hands and fingers, and basic hand tools.
How to Roll a Coil
1. Take desired amount of clay
2. Roll the clay with hands against the table
**Remember like playing with Play Dough when you were younger?!**
your prefered type of modeling clay!
Potter's Rib
A piece of clay rolled like a rope, used in making pottery.
A method of kneading clay to make it homogenous by cutting and rolling.
Clay mixed with water with a mayonnaise consistency. Used in casting and decoration.
Leather Hard
Stage of the clay between plastic and bone dry. Clay is still damp enough to join it to other pieces using slip. For example, this is the stage handles are applied to mugs.
Quick Demo
Bone Dry
Completely air dry
Loop Tools and Ribbon Tools
Used for trimming
wood modeling tool

Variety of shapes sed to model the clay
used to shape and smooth clay

needle tool

used for trimming and scoring
steel scraper

Similar to ribs but are liter and used for wet and to leather-hard greenware
used to smoooooooooooooooooooth
Wire Clay Cutter
Clay of course!
Making scratches on the surface of two pieces of clay s that they can ft together like velcro
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