Shards of Clay


I unloaded the kiln and minutes later my nesting bowls shattered right in my hand! 

Oh, this is so painful but I’m LEARNING! 😀 

It seems I am having trouble with slabs.

Slab work is not as easy as it looks, apparently!

After some investigation on the interwebtubes, I am thinking I made my slabs too thin.

Because I am using a slab roller, the clay doesn’t get  a chance to be “compressed” like on a wheel –  forcing clay particles to align correctly.  To remedy that, I’ve read to use a rolling pin after the clay goes through the slab roller.

I thought I was done with the rolling pin!

I’ll need to drag my retired rolling pin back out and try AGAIN!

Learn something new every day! 😀

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