clay

by. becca hall

Clay is natural material made up of tiny particles of rock. Unlike plain mud, clay holds its shape. Clay is mined or dug up from the ground .Clay is natural material made up of tiny particles of rock. Unlike plain mud, clay holds its shape. Clay is mined or dug up from the ground .Natural clay is a hardening clay.

types of clay

kaolin

One type of clay is called kaolin is used to make fine china and ceramics. Kaolin turns pure white when fired in an oven.

attapulgite

One type of clay is called attapulgite, is mined in northern Florida and southwest Georgia. used as saltwater and drilling mud.the definition of clay is an earthy material that is plastic when moist but hard when fired, that is composed mainly of fine particles of hydrous aluminum silicates and other minerals, and that is used for brick, tile, and pottery; specifically : soil composed chiefly of this material having particles less than a specified size.

designs

designs can be made in clay objects such as keys, shells, cookie cutter, sticks, pencils or paper clips.

pinch pot

Small bowls are popular projects.One way is called a pinch pot, you roll your clay up into a ball then, you push your thumb into the ball and circle your thumb while your other fingers are on the outside. Make sure your bottom of your pot is not too thick or the sides of your pot to skinny.Wants you like how your pot is shaped smooth your clay together

spinning wheel

do you have a clay vase at home??Well, all of those were made on a spinning wheel.

First you either have to buy clay or make it yourself, if you want to make it yourself here s a video.