Wedging

wedge clay when you are hand building

Do You Have to Wedge Clay When You Are Hand Building?

Wedging clay is a very good idea if you are making pottery on a potter’s wheel.  But is it do you have to wedge clay when you are hand building your pottery?  I love hand building pottery and I don’t love wedging!  So, it was one of the questions I wondered about when I began…

pottery wedging surface

13 Clay Wedging Surface Ideas – That Will Save You Money

A purpose-built wedging table is an additional expense that you might want to avoid.  If this is the case, then don’t stress.  There are lots of inexpensive simple ways of finding the perfect clay wedging surface for your studio. A wedging surface needs to have a bit of grip to it.  If it is too…

Stack and Slam wire Wedging guide

Stack and Slam Wire Wedging | Your Wrists Will Thank You

If you have any trouble with your wrists or hands you will probably find wedging clay difficult.  I have carpal tunnel in both hands, and I find most wedging techniques impossible.  Stack and slam wedging is a godsend for me and makes wedging a possibility.  Plus, it’s actually quite enjoyable! Stack and slam wire wedging…

Mixing different types of clay together

Can You Mix Different Types of Clay? How To Mix It Up!

You may have wondered about mixing different types of clay together.  Perhaps you have some clay scraps lying about, or maybe you are just feeling curious.  Here is some information that you should know before you get your wedging table out.  It is possible to mix different types of pottery clay together.  However, it is…

How to wedge clay

How to Prepare Clay for Pottery

So, you are getting ready to throw your first pot on the potter’s wheel.  You have heard that it can be difficult to center clay on the wheel.  And you have heard about pottery exploding in the kiln because the clay ‘wasn’t quite right’.  You are probably asking yourself how to prepare clay for pottery…