Clay choice

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What are Formulated clays?

Clay choice

Clay bodies are usually suited to certain types of work. A smooth clay which works very well on the potter's wheel may have cracking problems when we try to handbuild with it. Large sculptures are usually built with very stiff coarse clay which would be unuseable for most other purposes. The temperature to which we'll be firing our work and the fired color and texture we desire will also dictate what kind of clay body we choose to work with.



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