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A method of creating pottery. A slab of soft clay is placed upon a revolving plaster mold of the object to be formed. The mold forms what will be the inside/top of the piece. As the wheel head turns, a metal template on a moving arm trims off the excess clay and forms the bottom of the piece. The pieces are then all finished by hand. Jiggering is also known as jollying.


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