Clay finally dries out to air and becomes crumbly.
By firing up to 750°C (1380°F) clay converts to a stone-like material unaffected by water.
electric kiln, wood firing, gas kiln...
…engobe, smoking, glaze, burnishing
In this unlimited exploration field, each ceramist, potter or amateur will explore new ways and discover new technics.
From pratical needs to esthetic function, clay reaches art.
La terre-papier, called paperclay, is a mixture of clay and paper pulp, which allows an easier modeling and acts as a hardener by drying.
Desire of touching, to push fingers in, to modify
shape is rapidly getting over the first cold sensation with clay.
Bits of clay are pulled out before being piled up with spontaneous creativity.
Then by wishing to create something precise it becomes necessary to learn different technics such as slabbing, pinching, coiling, joining and scooping out.
Thanks a safety potter’s wheel, children can enjoy to create pots with a rotating clay ball.
By : Liliane Tardio-Brise
Last update : 2/25/16
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