AUTOPLAY
Making A Coil Bowl.
11 steps
What you’ll need
Clay
Start with a small ball of clay. Roll gently in your hands to make a snake.
1. Start with a small ball of clay. Roll gently in your hands to make a snake.
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Using the palm of your hand, use a bit of pressure roll into a longer snake.
2. Using the palm of your hand, use a bit of pressure roll into a longer snake.
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Making a coil can be tricky. When coil is longer, use fingers spread out to apply even pressure.
3. Making a coil can be tricky. When coil is longer, use fingers spread out to apply even pressure.
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Another way to manage a coil is to drop clay onto board and it will stretch and even out.
4. Another way to manage a coil is to drop clay onto board and it will stretch and even out.
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If coil becomes uneven or too long, cut it in half! Try to keep coils around the same size.
5. If coil becomes uneven or too long, cut it in half! Try to keep coils around the same size.
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Once you have a coil, roll it into itself to create the base of your bowl.
6. Once you have a coil, roll it into itself to create the base of your bowl.
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Add new coils by layering on top of old ones.
7. Add new coils by layering on top of old ones.
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Supporting inside wall with one hand, gently smooth clay together to make an even surface.
8. Supporting inside wall with one hand, gently smooth clay together to make an even surface.
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You can continue to smooth, shape & decorate the piece! Try to keep walls even throughout.
9. You can continue to smooth, shape & decorate the piece! Try to keep walls even throughout.
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A great tool to use for smoothing is the back of a spoon! Wait till clay is a little firm to do this
10. A great tool to use for smoothing is the back of a spoon! Wait till clay is a little firm to do this
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Like anything, this takes practice! It’s a great way to handbuild and make almost any form.
11. Like anything, this takes practice! It’s a great way to handbuild and make almost any form.
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