Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BOARDS (5) For molding clay.

ca: FUSTES (5) Suports per l’argila.

es: MADERAS (5) soportes para la arcilla.

Boards for molding: are large, rectangular wooden boards used to prepare clay. You should have two or three of the same size because if the clay has been rolled out and is very damp, the board that is dry can be put on top of the clay then turned like a sandwich and the top damp one taken off, thus quickening the drying process.

The photos show two shapes that have been cut with molds. To prevent them from warping put newspaper over a flat surface, lay them on top, cover them with newspaper, then wood and go on building up more layers, finishing with a plank of wood and if necessary weighing them down.
This is the last section, to go to the first; Boards (1)