Getting started with clay


The resources needed for developing form in clay include:

  • Terracotta or school buff clay
  • A variety of wooden modelling tools, for example shaped lollipop sticks
  • Rolling-pins
  • A variety of oddments used to create pattern and texture
  • A clay-cutting tool, for example approximately 0.5 m of heavy nylon gut attached at each end to a small wooden dowel
  • A ‘harp’ with adjustable wire for cutting slabs of clay evenly