Wedging is a necessary part of wheel throwing. Thank goodness I love it!
A potter wedges clay by hand to force out trapped air, align clay particles and prepare for wheel throwing. Wedging is similar to kneading bread.
The techniques for wedging clay are called spiral (pictured above), Rams head (pictured below), and wire slab wedging.
Rams head wedging is ideal for smaller amounts of clay and easy for small hands. Larger amounts of clay are easier wedged using the spiral technique.
******* Count to 100 with each ball of clay that you wedge 🙂 *******