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What are slab rollers used for in ceramics?

What are slab rollers used for in ceramics?

A Slab Roller is a piece of studio equipment that rolls out perfect slabs of clay for hand-building pottery and ceramics. The slab building technique offers the ability to make forms that would be impossible on a potters wheel.

What is used to roll out slabs of clay?

Use plastic wrap instead of canvas. Flatten the clay between your palms, then lay it between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll with a rolling pin, being careful that no wrinkles develop in the plastic. Rotate and roll out again, repeating this sequence until the clay is as thin as you desire.

How much does a slab roller cost?

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Simple Slabroller Kit Our Price $49.95 $34.95
2 Piece Canvas Set for 30 inch Slab Roller Our Price $34.95
Deluxe 18 inch Wooden Rolling Pin w/ Ball Bearing Barrel is 10.5 inches across Our Price $14.88

What is a clay slab?

Slab Construction – A construction technique in which clay is rolled into thin sheets and manipulated into shapes. Slip – Suspension of clay in water, used as a “glue” or for decorating.

How do you roll clay without sticking?

Pop a piece of paper over the clay (just plain office paper will do) before you roll the clay out. This will stop the clay from sticking to the rolling pin. Another option is to use a sheet of baking paper (also known as greaseproof paper) and use your rolling pin on top of this.

What is the best surface for rolling clay?

Every potter needs a surface to wedge clay on, and there are many different types. The most common are plaster, plaster covered in canvas, and plywood covered in canvas. Other possibilities are concrete, granite, masonite, concrete board and hardibacker board.

What type of rolling pin is best for clay?

You use polymer clay rolling guides by placing one guide on either side of the area you’re working on and place your polymer clay in the middle. Roll out your clay with an acrylic rolling pin until you can roll no more because your pin has reached the surface of the rolling guides.