Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BEATING - Shapes in clay.

ca: COLPEJAR - Formes en argila (modelar).

es: GOLPEAR - Formas en arcilla (modelar).

Beating shapes is to beat clay when it is soft to form or change a shape and to level and thin out work. It is often used on coiling to level it out, forming very thin, strong walls. This is also known as paddling.
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