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How to slab build

How to slab build

Slab building is one of the oldest and most versatile techniques for building both functional and decorative/sculptural pieces. In this tutorial I will explain how to make a box using thin stoneware slabs.

Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to my website. I make a variety of ceramic work, including sculptural and decorative pieces as well as functional domestic ware and a range of buttons. I typically hand build my work incorporating a range of techniques including slab building, slip casting and sprigging and use a variety of clays from earthenware to porcelain depending on the objectives of a piece of work. Decoration can be pared back allowing the surface of the clay to speak for itself or…

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