Coil vessel warmup object

Coil building is one of the most important skills to develop in working with clay. It is one of the most versatile ways of working and you can create an infinite array of forms with just the simple action of joining coils. And the technique can be adjusted from really small forms to objects taller then yourself.

The following videos will walk you through the process, so after you watch these, get in the studio and practice! As your coiled object sets and begins to firm up, it’s very important for you to finish the surface. Please review the videos HERE to learn how to do that.

IUS Ceramics professor, Brian Harper, shows how to coil a small cup