Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

AGING - Clay.

ca: ENVELLIMENT - Argila.


Aging in clay is achieved by leaving it untouched for a certain time, so it matures and become more workable. It can be kept in caves, damp rooms, airtight plastic buckets and plastic bags. In the past it was kept in caves for two or more years. Aging lets the dampness penetrate between the particles and gives it a higher plasticity.