Pulling for Height

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Pulling for Height

After opening, the pots’ walls are raised by a process called ‘pulling’. It is a pinching action causing clay to be displaced. If this were a lathe, we would use a subtractive process, taking material away, rather than displacement. When clay is moist, it has a certain degree of fluidity to it, allowing it to be molded and still retain 100% of its mass.

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