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How to basic steps for coil build (ceramics)

Basic Steps for Coil Build (Ceramics)

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Supplies!

Supplies!

Always start with a base first- roll out to an even 1/4" ( sometimes 1/2 but never thicker than that!)

Always start with a base first- roll out to an even 1/4" ( sometimes 1/2 but never thicker than that!)

You can use a ruler to measure, or "guesstimate"

You can use a ruler to measure, or "guesstimate"

To make a coil, start with a ball of clay and start rubbing back and forth between palms

To make a coil, start with a ball of clay and start rubbing back and forth between palms

Check length and trim any access of for a nice flat joint

Check length and trim any access of for a nice flat joint

While first coil is on base, make marks around so you know where to attach

While first coil is on base, make marks around so you know where to attach

First attach step: SCORE !!

First attach step: SCORE !!

2nd step: SLIP!!

2nd step: SLIP!!

Gently press it into place ...

Gently press it into place ...

Trim your base carefully around coil

Trim your base carefully around coil

SMOOTH the attachment together

  • Clay
  • Slip
  • Scorer