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Faceted Bowl

07-Oct-21

Craft Tutorials, Kiln Fire Clay

ACTÍVA Products

Faceted Bowl

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

Prepare clay by wedging it.

Weigh out desired amount of clay. (1 1/2 pounds used for this sample bowl)

Step 2:

Form clay into a sphere and slam it onto the center of the bat attached to the potter’s wheel.

Step 3:

Wet hands and clay.

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Step 4:

Turn the potter’s wheel on and center the clay.

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Step 5:

Open the form.

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Step 6:

Pull up the wall.

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Step 7:

Shape the inside of the bowl using a sponge.

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Step 8:

Shape the outside of the bowl using a rib tool.

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Step 9:

Smooth the lip of the bowl with a chamois.

Cut the bowl off the bat with a wire tool.

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Step 10:

Allow the clay to dry to a leather hard state.

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Step 11:

Trim the foot.

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Step 12:

While the clay is still leather hard, carve the outside wall with the faceting tool.

Remove the clay shavings.

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Step 13:

Allow the clay to bone dry.

Step 14:

Bisque fire the clay bowl in the kiln.

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Step 15:

Glaze the bisque bowl.

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Step 16:

Glaze fire the bowl in the kiln.

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