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    • Clay Basics101presented by Claygeek.com&Ceramic Store ofHouston
    • What isclay?
    • © emanuele_longo via Creative Commons Kaoli n© david_darriau via Creative Commons Ball clay© East_lothian via Creative Commons Fire clay
    • On a particle level, clay is like a brick structure. Why’s That Important? © badalley via Creative
    • The secret of successfulceramic projects…. Choose the correct type of clay for the project. Compress to build a sturdier structure which prevents cracks and collapses.
    • Building Better Ceramic Pieces© USAG_Humphrey via Creative
    • Coiling andslip © hello_julie via Creative
    • Vinega r © cjmartin via Creative
    • SlabBuilding© extraminty via Creative Commons
    • Good CompressionStart with a slab of clay that is thicker than the final piece needed.Alternate rolling in different directions and flipping the slab to compress the clay.Keep alternating sides and compressing until the desired thickness is achieved. © bptakoma via Creative Commons
    • WheelThrowing © nirbhao via Creative Commons
    • © usrc via Creative Commons © senor_lebowski via Creative Commons e. PracticPractic e.
    • © ruthmagdalen via Creative Commons Additives for Clay
    • GrogSandPaper pulpNylonfibers © bptakoma via Creative
    • WARNING: You might experience the followingside effects: smoke from the kiln, super stinkyburning smells and loud fire alarms! © ktpupp via Creative Commons
    • Stages ofdrying
    • © eva-funderburgh via CreativeCommons Bisque© bptakoma via CreativeCommons Greenware
    • Wet ware© nirbhao via Creative Commons
    • Leather hard
    • © Dan4th via Creative Commons
    • Bon d© kevinzi
    • Differences in Temperature Range
    • Low Fire Cone 03- 06 1745°F to 2012°F© posey_bacopoulos via Creative Commons © jjorogen via Creative Commons
    • AMACO.com © AMACO brent viaMid RangeCone 5 or 62150°F or 2260°F
    • High Fire Cone 10 2200°F - 2320°F© extension_504 via Creative
    • Matching Clay to Glaze andFood Safety © phatcontroller via Creative
    • © phatcontroller via Creative Commons g Crazin