The process of building pots or sculptures without the use of a potter's wheel.This method includes pinching, coiling, and building with slabs. TEXTURE is the surface quality of the clay and important to consider; visual and tactile.
The manipulation of clay or other sculptural materials with the hands to change its shape.
Kneading the clay to remove air bubbles and to even the consistency of the clay.
The act of squeezing plastic clay between the thumb and finger to form a pot or sculpture.
A method of forming pottery or sculpture form rolls of clay welded together to create walls
The use of flat pieces of clay with even thickness to construct the clay form.
Attaching/ Joining Clay pieces
1. Scoring 2. Slip 3. Weld
To make rough indentations into the clay with a fingernail, tool, or toothbrush as a step before joining two pieces of clay.
Clay diluted with water to a creamy consistency and used to join two pieces of clay.
Joining two pieces of clay by using fingers or tools to smear and smooth the clay back and forth at the joint so that no seams shows at the connection point.