2. Please do not throw, misuse or waste clay – it is
DO NOT DUMP SLIP DOWN THE DRAINS!!!!!!!.
Scrape excess slip into the slip bucket
Please scrape clay from tools, wooden trays and
tables into garbage can at the end of every class
Keep your clay wrapped in plastic every time you’re
not using it. Don’t leave it unwrapped for more
than 15 minutes or it will crack and split
ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINK IN CLASSROOM.
This is more for your health than anything else
13. Make sure your slab will fit the size of
your rectangle template.
Put the template on the slab and use the
fettling knife to cut the rectangle.
Save any good size slabs you have left for
practice later. Re‐wedge small scraps and
place at the edge of your board for
reinforcing seams later on.
18. Score the two edges of your rectangle you plan to
slip together to create the stem
Score deeply enough to give a real tooth the clay
so that the two edges can bond together
Add a good amount of slip and carefully align the
two edges to form a cylinder for your stem
Once created, set aside to let the air cure the clay
and bit to make it less fragile to work with
21. Cut several even sized pieces of
clay onto your board .
Use a light, quick, back and forth
motion for rolling with only your
palms, not your fingers. Every so
often dip your fingers in water to
moisten the snake. Otherwise the
snake will crack and break.
Start at the center of your clay and
28. Use these techniques once you’ve built the basic
solid form of your goblet
These are the ‘jewelry’ of clay handbuilding. It’s
the place you can really let your creativity go and
perfect your clay piece
These surface design techniques take a good deal
of patience and practice to master
35. Slipping and scoring additional
shapes and forms onto a clay
Draw and cut templates from
scrap paper prior to cutting your
shapes from clay
Use the same techniques we
used for cutting the rectangular
slab pattern. Bevel if you wish
but it’s not necessary here as we
aren’t seaming anything
36. Draw and cut a few random shapes from scrap
Put the template onto a scrap slab and cut
around with a fettling knife
Slip and score the back of your applique piece
and the spot you want to apply it to on your
scrap slab. Reinforce the edge with a thin coil
you smooth from sight.