Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CLAY (4a) Turning.

ca: ARGILA (4a) Retornejar.

es: ARCILLA (4a) Retornear.

Clay turning applies to pieces formed by throwing on the wheel that have to be turned upside down to finish the footing, such as plates, bowls, jars, cylinders and lids. When the throwing is finished they are moved, using the wheel bat as a tray and are left to become leather-dry, dry enough not to deform when being turned upside down to finish the footing..

When turning the pieces must be held in place, this can be done by putting small bits of clay to hold it in place or using a Griffin-grip or a chuck.

Read more about: Foot (d) Classic throwing.

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