Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:10 AM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:33 AM
Slab rollers severely strain the clay in many ways.
The pull is of course only one way. The top of the slab stretches more than the bottom.
To even things out, loosen the slab from the canvas, flip it over and roll again. Loosen from fabric.
Then roll a rolling pin across the slab at a right angle.
Loosen from the fabric and let it rest a few minutes before using.
I am a firm believer in giving clay time to relax after you push it's limits.
You will notice your slabs will shrink some as they rest and I think it is better to get this out of the way while it is still just a slab rather
than have this motion be a factor with the finished piece.
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