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How to Wedge Clay
Would you like to learn how to Wedge Clay?
Are you looking to learn new ceramic skills or would you like to recap on the skills you already have?
Why Wedge Clay?
Wedging clay ensures that the clay is consistently even meaning there is no hard and soft parts to it and gets rid of any trapped pockets of air to prevent pieces braking in the kiln and improves the flexibility of the clay. This process prepares the clay for techniques such as throwing on the potter's wheel, hand building, coiling and extruding. It is the foundation to many clay process.
In this downloadable E-Book you will receive a 25 page PDF with colour images and a step by step guide with tips. Plus two Video Demonstrations from me showing you how to wedge clay (links provided in the E-Book)
The contents includes:
- Who is this course for?
- Why I Created this Guide
- Why wedge clay?
- Health and Safety.
- What Tools and Equipment do I need to get started?
- What types of clay can I use?
- How much clay should I use?
- What are the different types of wedging? Rams Head Wedging. (Includes Video Demonstration)
- What are the different types of wedging? Spiral Wedging. (Includes Video Demonstration)
- How to check for trapped air in the clay?
- How to prepare the clay for throwing on the potter’s wheel, hand building, extruding and coiling.
- Suppliers: Were to buy the Tools, Equipment and Materials shown in this content and Other related helpful recourses.
Common Problems when Wedging Clay?
It also addresses some issues you may came across or have had when wedging clay like, checking for air bubbles in the clay, guidance on wedging clay techniques that is rite for you, how to stop clay from drying and how to keep the wedging process from taking a strain on your body.
Who is this Course for?
This Course is designed for anyone over the age of 8. Children can do this course but it is recommended he/she has adult supervision.
This course is for people that are beginners who are wanting to learn the basics of “How to Wedge Clay". It is also for people who are experienced and would like to top up on the skills they already have, lean new ones and become more efficient.
What do I need to Get Started?
To do this course the most important things you will need will be:
- Access to a dedicated space to work in
- A table
- Ceramic tools
Why should I download this when I could find this info in Books and online?
I wanted to put in everything I have learned about Wedging Clay and all the related information in one place to save you time having to look for it either through books, the internet or by trial and error! I also want to share what I have learned from experience.
I also realise the need to focus on acquiring skills that relate to the individual’s needs. That is why I have created this focused step by step guide for you.
You can learn more about my experience on my website page at: Talks & Presentations and my CV
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Under no condition may you make copies of this E-Book or re-sale. This E-Book is for your own personal use. If I discover inappropriate use I will need to take legal action!
There are two Demonstration Videos Accessible in this Guide.
One demonstrates how to wedge clay using the Rams Head and the other the Spiral wedging.