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 videoFrom 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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