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How Much Clay Per Inch?

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My high school students want to start making larger bowls. I myself and more of a handbuilder/sculpture ceramic artist. I was wondering how many pounds of clay per inch when making vases, bowls, plates, etc. I know the type of clay, water, and thickness will all play a part. But, in general what is the correlation? Thanks

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i like Min's reference. The first dozen or so aren't going to make it quite that big, but it's a good place to start.

 

I find if you're going to try bigger items, it helps to do the bulk of your wedging the night before while the clay is soft, and leave it uncovered to stiffen up. Wedge it just enough right before throwing to wake up the clay and get the moisture level even.

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