What can I use for a wedging table?
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. The simplest wedging surface is a piece of canvas. It can be put on a table, slab roller top, or chair.
How thick should a wedging table be?
It calls for 2 x 4 lumber for the legs and sides, 5/8 inch (minimum thickness, you can go thicker) plywood for the floor, and leg braces made from 1 x 3 lumber.
What is a wedging table made of?
The most common wedging boards that are easy to create yourself are made from plaster, plaster covered in canvas, or plywood covered in canvas. There are other options available as well; such as concrete, granite, Masonite, concrete board and hardibacker board.
What should I put down when working with clay?
If you want to continue working on a piece another time, please wrap it up very well with some sheets of plastic, or put it in a well sealed plastic box, then put it somewhere out of direct heat or sunlight. This should slow down the drying of the clay to enable you to keep working on it.
What is a pottery table called?
In pottery, a potter’s wheel is a machine used in the shaping (known as throwing) of round ceramic ware. A potter’s wheel may occasionally be referred to as a “potter’s lathe”.
How thick should plaster be for a wedging table?
thi is called Wedging, its a dull tedious and labour intensive undertaking. if the clay is too wet, you have to knead the clay onto an absorbant surface to work out the excess water. This project builds a table for this purpose. a wood fram surrounding a 3 inch thick hard plaster top.
What is wedging clay?
What is Wedging? Wedging prepares the clay for optimal use. Wedging makes the clay more pliable, ensures a uniform consistency, and removes air pockets as well as small hard spots in the clay before you use or reuse the clay for a project.
What is a wedging table?
These are plaster slabs and plaster-surfaced tables for wedging your clay. Wedging tables are very popular items in shared studio spaces and classrooms because the plaster sucks the moisture out of the clay that is thrown on to it. Wedging is a breeze!
Do you use water when working with clay?
Add water to clay that is too dry to work with, by spraying water, by pushing a hole in a lump of clay and fill with water, or even by warping a wet towel around. Depends on how dry your clay is, you may need to repeat a few times to get it back to a good working consistency.