Clay Pottery Craft Projects
Making a Coil Mug
I will show you how to make a coil pot.
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Roll Out CoilRoll the clay with both hands back and forth over the table to create a coil.
Always use a smooth surface and slowly spread your hands while applying even pressure.
Continue this until you have a long thin coil that is about 1/8 to ¼ inch thick.
Building the Base of Your Coil Pot
With one length of clay start your spiral and continue wrapping the coil around to create a small disk the size you wish your pot bottom to be.
Then start your sides by stacking the coils one on top of another.
Using a needle tools to score to top of each piece and wetting it with your fingers, before placing another coil on it.
Use your fingers to smooth the inside of the coils together forming one piece.
To finish off your piece, using a hand towel covering a level spot on your table, flip your pot over and gently tap the top to level it.
To make the handle of your mug, roll out two coils and wrap them around each other.
Cover your finished product with a piece of light plastic over the top to allow it to dry slowly.
Once it has dried, bisque fire it to Cone 06, then you are fee to paint or glaze as desired. It can also be left natural or unpainted, but it will remain very porous.
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