One of the easiest techniques a potter incorporates, this technique is used for a
multitude of purposes....from a basic flop moulded bowl to intricate formed plaster
relief slabs that are then made into boxes or sculptures.(See the work of Gabrielle
The simplest method of rolling slabs is of course a slab roller, if you have access to
one, but most of us use the rolling pin method. A large rolling pin is needed without
moving parts. Also 2 wooden boards 1 inch wide x 1cm thick, these are used as a
Cut a piece of clay from your block, pace a cloth over a flat surface(this stops the
clay from sticking to the surface) and roll from the centre outward, then turn the slab
over and procced as before.....repeat this process until the clay slab is approx 1.5 cm
Place roller guides on either side of slab approx 1cm from the sides and roll flat.
Your slab is now ready to use!