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Get your apron this is going to get messy

Get your apron this is going to get messy

scrape the wedging table or board of extra mushy or dry clay

scrape the wedging table or board of extra mushy or dry clay

Clean the wire of remaining clay from prior use

Clean the wire of remaining clay from prior use

mushy wet clay. too wet build, not quite slip

mushy wet clay. too wet build, not quite slip

hard clay, beyond leather hard, lots of air pockets, still malleable

hard clay, beyond leather hard, lots of air pockets, still malleable

i like to use three parts really wet, medium softness (usable but has air pockets) and hard clay

i like to use three parts really wet, medium softness (usable but has air pockets) and hard clay

stack they together

stack they together

cut with the wire

cut with the wire

stack them up, the first few times you cut the clay and stack it it will be a mess like this but start to come together after the first 10 cuts

stack them up, the first few times you cut the clay and stack it it will be a mess like this but start to come together after the first 10 cuts

you will be cutting the clay a lot. just think CUT, STACK, SLAM ...REPEAT

you will be cutting the clay a lot. just think CUT, STACK, SLAM ...REPEAT

this is what your stack will start to look like. Keep all the layers in the same direction (horizontal)

this is what your stack will start to look like. Keep all the layers in the same direction (horizontal)

Slam it down get the air pockets out

Slam it down get the air pockets out

CUT

CUT

STACK

STACK

SLAM... repeat

SLAM... repeat

You will CUT, STACK, SLAM at least 50 times until you have nice smooth workable clay no layers, no lumps, no bumps

You will CUT, STACK, SLAM at least 50 times until you have nice smooth workable clay no layers, no lumps, no bumps

STACK....your layers are less and less noticeable

STACK....your layers are less and less noticeable

No layers and is ready to wedge normally

No layers and is ready to wedge normally

READY TO get to work... what will you make????

  • Wedging table or board & wire
  • bnch wet clay
  • bnch hard (malleable) clay
  • plastic bags or containers