Begin by rolling the slab out and then turn the slab and roll a bit more
Roll and turn
Roll until the pen hits the sticks
The rolling pen should be rolling on the top of the sticks
Place the template on and cut around the edges.
Save extra clay!
Draw your design
Carefully trace your design with a pencil or a clay tool.
Continue tracing your design and check it as you go.
Carefully trace over your lines to make them a bit deeper.
Keep your template
Carve away from the lines you drew.
Carve down just a little bit.
Continue taking away small amounts of clay from the background.
Carving near the edge
Use small tools for small areas.
Carve out small amounts at a time.
Clean it up a little bit!
Cover it with plastic over night,
Clean it up!
Building up areas
Roll out your shape
Score & slip
Score both sides and add slip.
Add slip and attach the piece.
Use plastic clay to add build-up areas
Form your piece
Score & slip each piece.
Continue piecing in build-up areas
Use a Q-tip
It will be a bit messy at first 🤣
Wait a day