A stage in the drying process of clay when the clay is pliable but strong enough to handle. It is ideal for trimming and the addition of appendages such as handles and spouts. Relatively wet clay can be attached to the pot at this stage and the resulting bond will not form cracks.
A state in the drying process of pottery in progress. At this state any turning or shape refinement takes place, as the material is of a consistency of softwood or medium-hard cheese. Also called green hard.
Porcelain removed from the mold not quite dry, but firm enough to work with to refine detail.
Stage of the clay between plastic and bone dry. Clay is still damp enough to join it to other pieces using slip. For example, this is the stage handles are applied to mugs.
The stage in which unfired pottery is no longer in a plastic or wet state, and can be handled without distortion to the form.
A stage in the drying process of clay when the material is pliable but strong enough to handle. It is the ideal time for Trimming and for the addition of handles and spouts.
the stage between plastic and bone dry in which unfired pottery is firm enough to handle without being distorted, but pliable enough to add more clay.
The malleable but firm state of clay before it is fired for the first time
Particularly dried clay ware. The ideal stage for turning, fettling, sponging, etc.
stage of dryness at which an unfired pot is no longer malleable.