slab pottery

what is a clay slab in ceramics

What is a Slab in Ceramics? – The Humble Clay Slab

If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably heard the term ‘clay slab’ being used and wondered exactly what it meant.  So, what is a slab in ceramics?  A clay slab is a portion of clay that has been flattened into a sheet.  Clay slabs are most often made by using a rolling pin or a…

how to roll a clay slab

How to Make a Clay Slab – 4 Easy Ways to Roll Clay Evenly

One of the best ways to make slab pottery look well-crafted is to start off using a nice evenly rolled slab of clay.  There are a number of ways to make a clay slab.  In this article, I will look at 4 of the easiest techniques, and go into exactly how to roll clay evenly. …

slab built mugs

Slab Built Mugs – 4 Ways to Make Fab Slab Mugs

Slab built mugs can be lovely to look at and a pleasure to use.  And yet, making a well-crafted slab mug is a simple process.  The basic technique for making slab mugs is the simple cylinder mug.  Once you know how to make a cylinder mug, you can build on this and make a whole…

slab pottery mug templates

How to Make Slab Pottery Mug Templates – 6  Great Designs

Whilst you can freestyle it when making slab pottery, it often works out best when you use a template.  And mugs are no exception to this.  So, I’ve put together this guide which covers some of the best and easiest ways to make slab pottery mug templates. I will be covering how to make templates…

best surface for rolling clay

Best Surface for Rolling Clay – 8 Ways to Stop Clay Sticking

Rolling a nice, even slab is essential for slab building pottery.  However, a common problem when learning to roll slabs of clay is to find that they stick to your work surface.  This problem can usually be solved by rolling on the right kind of surface.  But what is the best surface for rolling clay? …