How to Make Slip for Pottery Beginners

Slip is a liquid mixture of clay and water used in pottery for casting, decorating, or joining pieces. Here’s how to make slip for pottery beginners:

  • Start with dry clay or reclaiming scraps.
  • Break the clay into small pieces for easier dissolving.
  • Mix clay pieces with water in a bucket at a ratio of 50:50.
  • Let the mixture sit for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Use a hand blender for a smooth consistency.
  • Strain the slip through a fine mesh sieve to remove lumps.
  • Store the slip in a sealed container to prevent drying out.

Your homemade slip is now ready for use in various pottery projects!