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Published Mar 17, 2023

soft slabs After many years of just throwing, I have been doing more and more handbuilding. Part of the reason for this is that we made a video with Liz Zlot Summerfield. Not only is it fun to watch the facile way Liz manipulates clay, but her explanations of her processes are excellent. Not to mention the work itself!

In this clip, an excerpt from her video Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs, Liz shows how to handbuild a simple darted cup with a foot out of soft clay slabs that I absolutely love (and which I jokingly refer to as "the foot that changed my life."). - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


This clip was excerpted from Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

 soft slabsTo learn more about Liz Zlot Summerfield or to see more images of her work, please visit

**First published in 2015