Throwing a Slab Dinner Plate

Throwing a Slab Dinner Plate

The slab technique is a popular pottery technique that involves using a slab roller to create a flat piece of clay. The process of creating a dinner plate using this technique typically involves several steps.

To begin, the potter selects a piece of clay and wedges it to remove any air pockets or impurities. Then, the potter rolls the clay out into a flat, even slab using a slab roller. The thickness of the slab will depend on the desired final thickness of the dinner plate.

Next, the potter cuts the slab of clay to the desired shape and size of the dinner plate, using a template or freehand cutting. The edges of the plate can be smoothed or shaped with tools, and decorative elements or textures can be added at this point as well.


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