Clay is difficult and even for experts working with clay everyday, it can still be challenging.
Our Instructors do their best to ensure that each of your work is properly made and well cared for after you are gone, but there can be a lot of factors that leads to clay cracking.
Here are the top 4 reason why clay can crack
Your clay has been overworked! This is especially true when throwing on the wheel. When you handle the clay for too long, the body gets soft. The small particles in the clay that turns into slip and what is left are bigger
Too Much Water. If you see cracks on the bottom of your piece, this could mean that there has been too much water on your piece when drying. Remember to always soak up all the water inside your pot so it does not denigrate all your hard work.
Cracks on mug handles and attachments You need to score deeper. If you see that there are cracks on handles or attachments, or worse, it just fell off, It means the piece was not attached properly.
If you piece has a super heavy bottom and paper thin wall. This could cause your piece to crack in the drying stage.
If you are unsatisfied with how your piece turned out, talk to our customer service team and we will help as much as we can.