Slab building is one of the most exciting ways to make work with clay. And if you prefer more instant gratification than you can get from a wheel, slab building is a great way to go. Finding slump and hump molds in interesting shapes at thrift shops and dollar stores is a great way to build with slabs. In today’s post, an excerpt from our latest free download A Guide to Slab Rollers Tips for Buying or Building a Slabroller, and Three Slab Pottery Projects, Daryl Baird shares a simple platter project from a found slump mold.
In today’s post, an excerpt from our latest installment of the Workshop Handbook: Clay Projects and Studio Resources, Lisa explains her entire slab building process for her “Arrow Jars” from sketch to creating a functioning lid and flange.
There are so many cool things you can do with slabs, and since they have been on the brain lately, today I thought I would do an excerpt from Jim Robison and Ian Marsh’s book Slab Techniques. In this excerpt, they explain a couple of different ways slabs can be used to create interesting forms with interesting stretched texture.
Recently, Dale Savoie sent me this video that he created in which he explains how he designed and constructed his own slab roller. It’s pretty impressive, so I thought I would share it with you!
In today’s post, we’ll concentrate on working with soft slabs in particular. If you’ve ever used soft slabs, you know that they are extra susceptible to finger marks, distortion and collapse. This posts contains tips to help avoid those problems and a project that takes advantage of soft slab malleability to make some really cool dishes.
Today’s post is a sampling of what’s inside our new free download Slab Roller Techniques and Tips: A Guide to Selecting a Slab Roller and Making Slab Pottery. In it, Marcia Selsor demonstrates how tarpaper can be used as a molding material for slab building.
Great Idea for Teachers: A Simple Lesson Plan for Slab-Built Plates with Textured and Stenciled Decoration
Making a set of ceramic plates can be fun for the beginner, but is also easily adapted for the more-experienced student. This project presents a direct and fresh slab-forming approach resulting in plates that become great canvases for surface decoration. Materials are simple, inexpensive and readily available.
Ready to Send Your Rolling Pin Back to the Kitchen? Five Questions to Ask When Considering A Slab Roller
Today, Daryl Baird gives some guidelines on determining if a slab roller is right for you, and explains some of the different options available.