Spiral wedging

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How do I wedge clay?

Spiral wedging

The spiral wedging method has three main steps: 1. Push a cone of clay away from your body on a horizontal surface with the heels of your hands (the left hand does most of the work). 2. A thick slab of clay is created by this pressure. Partially roll this slab of clay back onto the cone with a twisting motion of your hands. 3. Repeat the process. With each pushing motion, the tip and lower surface of the cone are partially squeezed off, leaving the form with less mass. When the rolling action takes place, new mass is added to the form.

   

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