Lisa Naples explains how to strengthen your clay joints 

naplesjoints_620If you have ever had slab-built pots crack at the seams, you’ll love today’s video clip from Lisa Naples. Lisa is a consummate teacher with a gift for explaining how her hands manipulate the clay and her explanation of joining slabs is among the best I have seen. In this excerpt from her DVD, Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating, Lisa shares a couple of particularly good little nuggets of information on making your slab built joints super strong. Enjoy! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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This clip was excerpted from Flat to Functional: Handbuilding and Slip Decorating, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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**First published in 2014

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