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Gail Kendall has a fantastic ability to manipulate clay that seems too soft to form with. Time and time again during the filming of her video From Plate to Tureen: Slab and Coil Building, I thought to myself “there’s no way that is going to work!” But time and time again, Gail pulled off what I thought was impossible!

 

In today’s video, Gail demonstrates the unconventional method she uses to make trays and platters with what she calls faux feet using soft slabs. I love the low-tech simplicity of this method – all you need is a slab, a coil, and your hands (plus lots of practice to make it work with such soft clay!). – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


 

 

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This clip was excerpted from From Plate to Tureen: Slab and Coil Building, which is ON SALE through February 17, 2014, in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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