Ceramics and Pottery

What does coning clay mean?


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Coning is an action performed by a potter on a potter's wheel. The potter aplies pressure to the clay in such a way that the clay forms into a cone shape with the point of the cone sticking up. Coning is done so that the clay can be centered more easily and air bubbles will be forced out of the clay. Some potter's think that coning can replace wedging clay.