Kneading mud: at present, only a small number of potters make mud by themselves, and the quantity of clay making is limited. Most artists buy ready-made clay. At present, Jianshui has three large specialized mud manufacturers. The purple clay of Jianshui is orange, which needs simple kneading before casting.
Casting: according to the size of the mold, it is necessary to weigh the mud. It is necessary to ensure that the ceramic body with sufficient size is pulled out, and the waste of mud is avoided. It is very important to straighten when casting. The method of straightening is different for each person. The common point is that both hands are close to the knees and keep stable. It is not until the mud ball and the disc rotate in concentric circles.
Molding: different shapes require different molding techniques and tools. The molding should reach uniform thickness, harmonious proportion, natural lines and coherence. In the molding process, it is necessary to measure with the help of a ruler, and constantly adjust the height, thickness and thickness of the ceramic slab to reach the appropriate size.
The lid of the tea pot is separated from the body and adjusted to the matching size with the help of a ruler. Most of the time, a body with a lid, can not be mixed, this situation is particularly reflected in the pot.
Drying: the finished ceramic body is placed in the shade to dry naturally, waiting for the next step of trimming. Attention should be paid to avoid exposure to the sun and strong wind when drying, otherwise the ceramic body is easy to crack during drying and firing.