Many methods may be used to create an object in clay. We have listed those that are used by at least one of our artists.
- Throwing on the potters’ wheel — This ancient tool is used by most of our artists. As the wheel spins, the revolving clay is shaped into a cylindrical form using pressure from the fingers.
- Handbuilding — Hand-built work is created by means other than the wheel. The most commonly-used method by our artists is slab-building.
- Plaster Molds for Clay Artists — Potters’ molds are generally made of plaster. Some are as simple as a sheet of hardened plaster while others are considerably more complex depending on the number of pieces it takes to fully surround the model.