You have to use your entire body weight when you are rolling out clay slabs...unless you have a press...and it is important to move the clay around as you go so that you roll it out in different directions and also turn it around at different intervals so that you roll both sides; otherwise tensions might occur in the drying or firing process leading to cracks. It’s like the clay has a memory for the shape it began in and it’s always trying to get back to that form. Like us! We need to move and be moved in all different directions to prevent tensions.

-- at the studio