Earthenware Clay Bird

 Method: Making a Bird with Earthenware Clay

Step One
Use Wire Cutting tool to cut a piece of clay. 
Step Two
Flatten the clay with your hand first and place between two pieces of wood. The height of the wood will determine the thickness of the slab. Roll from end to end and turn over and repeat. 
Step Three
Use a pin tool to lightly draw into the clay. Mistakes can be smoothed over. 
Step Four
Use a clay knife to cut out a shape.
Step Five
Textures can be created by pushing objects into the clay.
Step Six
To adhere pieces of clay together, score both joining sides. 
Step Seven
Apply slip to both sides and gently press both pieces together. Run a modelling tool along the joining seam. 
Step Eight
Add any final details and your piece is complete! 


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