BANDING (5) Pencil for pottery.
Banding with a pencil. Use a soft lead pencil, about 3H, sharpen it and then flatten it on one side by rubbing it backwards and forwards on paper. It is used to provisionally mark the banding lines around objects and the spacing for sections of a design that is repeated. As the lead is soft and flat it should not damage the base and lead, when fired, burns away. These lines are then followed using a paintbrush with a color. They are also used to draw lines onto tiles.