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Course Outline
- Pinching
- Coiling
- Slab building
- Throwing

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Class Detail

Coiling

This handbuilding techniqe involves making forms from coils of clay. Just like making noodles, you role out the coils of clay using your palm on a flat surface that does not stick. Rotate the coils several times as you thinning it, yet keeping it round and even. Unlike noodles, you don't need to make it think like hair and the final thickness should be just a little less than 1cm in diameter and you don't need one long coils of clay for the entire pot. You can join the coils together when the clay is still soft.

The benefit of this handbuilding technique is that it allows you to create large, regular and irregular forms. It's a great technique for sculpture too.