How to Make a Bowl Out of Clay

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How to Make a Bowl Out of Clay
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Materials you will need: generator, kiln, pugger, water, something to cut the clay with, and clay.

Materials you will need: generator, kiln, pugger, water, something to cut the clay with, and clay.

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Grab some clay

Grab some clay

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Turn on the generator for the pugger

Turn on the generator for the pugger

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Turn on the pugger

Turn on the pugger

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Place your clay into the pugger hole

Place your clay into the pugger hole

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Push down on the lever. The pugger is made to diminish air bubbles in the clay.

Push down on the lever. The pugger is made to diminish air bubbles in the clay.

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As the clay comes out make sure that it doesn't push too much out.

As the clay comes out make sure that it doesn't push too much out.

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Using a tool,cut the clay slowly so that it isn't uneven

Using a tool,cut the clay slowly so that it isn't uneven

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Place your clay down alongside your tools to make the bowl. supplies needed are water, and something to cut your clay with.

Place your clay down alongside your tools to make the bowl. supplies needed are water, and something to cut your clay with.

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You might find that your clay is alittle bit too big for this next step so cut your clay in half.

You might find that your clay is alittle bit too big for this next step so cut your clay in half.

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Break it in half and put your unwanted clay to the side or in a damp paper towel

Break it in half and put your unwanted clay to the side or in a damp paper towel

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Start patting the edges to create a ball.

Start patting the edges to create a ball.

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When you have patted your clay to create a ball, coat over the cracks with extra pieces of your left over clay or water to make it smooth

When you have patted your clay to create a ball, coat over the cracks with extra pieces of your left over clay or water to make it smooth

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When your ball is nice and smooth place your thumb in the middle of the ball creating a hole

When your ball is nice and smooth place your thumb in the middle of the ball creating a hole

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Start to pinch around to create your bowl shape

Start to pinch around to create your bowl shape

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In this time lapse I'm just pinching the edges until I make a complete bowl shape. I used the water to stretch the bowl so that it isn't too thick & also watered the cracks to make then stick together

In this time lapse I'm just pinching the edges until I make a complete bowl shape. I used the water to stretch the bowl so that it isn't too thick & also watered the cracks to make then stick together

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When sculpting the bowl is done, fill in left over cracks that you missed to smooth out the bowl and make a clean look.

When sculpting the bowl is done, fill in left over cracks that you missed to smooth out the bowl and make a clean look.

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Take your bowl to the kiln and bake your bowl for a few days until your bowl is totally dry and it's color has changed.

Take your bowl to the kiln and bake your bowl for a few days until your bowl is totally dry and it's color has changed.

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This is what your bowl should look like after a few days in the kiln. Cautiously take/insert your bowl from the kiln because it is very hot!

This is what your bowl should look like after a few days in the kiln. Cautiously take/insert your bowl from the kiln because it is very hot!

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