stages of clay

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  1. Plastic:
    clay that is very soft, wet and workable. Clay can be rolled, shaped, molded at this stage
  2. Leather hard:
    • clay that has dried slightly from the plastic stage. Clay can be joined (score/slip) but has
    • become a bit too fragile to bend and shape at lot. Good for surface decoration too
  3. Bone Dry:
    • clay that has completely dried out, but has not been fired yet. It is extremely fragile and little or
    • nothing can be done to the clay. Clay is ready to be fired in the kiln
    • Clay in the plastic, leather hard and bone dry stages are known as Greenware.
  4. Greenware:
    • refers to any clay that is unfired.
    • The stages below are after clay has been fired
  5. Bisqueware:
    • clay objects that have been fired one time, typically fired to Cone 02/04 or around 1900
    • degrees at slow speed. Moisture and gasses are taken out of the clay body. At this stage, clay is ready to
    • be stained, painted or glazed
  6. Glazeware:
    clay that has been applied with glaze or underglazes and then fired a second time

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stages of clay
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2016-04-09 18:25:31
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