Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CLAM - Joining pieces of dry clay.

ca: SEGELLAR - Acoblar peces d’argila seca.

es: SELLAR - Unir piezas de arcilla seca.

Clam is to join two bits of dry clay. Score the parts to be joined and cover them with slurry. Push them together, hold until they are dry enough not to separate, clean and level off the joint and before firing leave the piece to dry.