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Ceramics: How to Make a Slab Plate



Ceramics how to make a slab plate roll out the clay strips it would have been placed on the sides both are five millimeters thick you can change the thickness but make sure both sides are the same this will make the plate and equal thickness reposition the clay and continue to roll place the play on butcher or newspaper smooth it out with a plastic card do both sides you may use a paper template to help cut your design you may also use any circular object use the pin tool to cut the clay cut slits to help remove the clay smoothly use the excess play to build support pieces curve the edges of your plate up cases support edges underneath use a piece of chamois leather to smooth the edges add textures or decorative pieces if you add additional clay don't forget to score and add slip when you're complete let it dry and then fire it

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