Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CONING - Clay.

ca: PASTÓ - Argila.

es: PELLA - Arcilla.

Coning is placing a well wedged lump of clay firmly on a wheel in preparation for first centering it and then throwing. It is known as a cone until the clay that has been centered starts to form a selected piece. This method is used for throwing small products such as lids and very small bowls, As the wheel is turned they are formed at the top of a cone and then sliced off.

Read more about: Lid (a) / Lid (d) – Made using a cone / Stack throwing