Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cleaning the Pieces

After the clay dries into greenware, it must be cleaned, the rough edges smoothed off. Sandpaper works, but it creates alot of clay dust, which is hazardous to the lungs. I use a rag dipped in water for the cleaning. This is also a difficult step, because the clay is so fragile. I usually loose 6 or 7 pieces per batch during this step. The pieces just break so easily.

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