AUTOPLAY
Creating Clay Forms by Slumping Slabs
11 steps
What you’ll need
Clay
Lace/Fibers
Stamps
Assortment
Seasonal Cookie Cutters
Wood Clay Tools
Clay
Assortment
Forms for Slumping
Assortment
Templates
Plastic Clay Tools
Laser Cut Wood Designs
Rolling Pin
Roll a slab large enough for your project. Cut shapes freehand or using cutters.
1. Roll a slab large enough for your project. Cut shapes freehand or using cutters.
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Cut enough shapes to fill the inside of the container with shapes overlapping slightly.
2. Cut enough shapes to fill the inside of the container with shapes overlapping slightly.
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Use a tool to score clay pieces that will be joined. “Paint” the scores areas with slip.
3. Use a tool to score clay pieces that will be joined. “Paint” the scores areas with slip.
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Remember to always score, slip, and smooth when joining two pieces of clay.
4. Remember to always score, slip, and smooth when joining two pieces of clay.
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It is important to not let clay pieces fold over the edges of the container or the edge will break.
5. It is important to not let clay pieces fold over the edges of the container or the edge will break.
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You can use anything with a cool texture to make patterns and designs in your clay slab.
6. You can use anything with a cool texture to make patterns and designs in your clay slab.
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Once you have your pattern, place a container upside down on the clay to trace/cut around.
7. Once you have your pattern, place a container upside down on the clay to trace/cut around.
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Remove the excess clay and pick up the clay slab. Center the slab over the inside of the container.
8. Remove the excess clay and pick up the clay slab. Center the slab over the inside of the container.
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Gently press the slab into the container evenly, letting it ‘slump’ into the shape of the container.
9. Gently press the slab into the container evenly, letting it ‘slump’ into the shape of the container.
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You can slump one slab, or multiple slabs in a container to create a dish.
10. You can slump one slab, or multiple slabs in a container to create a dish.
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Discover the possibilities!
11. Discover the possibilities!
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