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Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Making of Dunzi


Looking like a brick, the ‘Dunzi’ is a basic measurement for the formulation of clay and glazes. The average weight of a Dunzi is about 2 kilograms, which makes it convenient for the formulation of raw materials in proportions later.





Pic 1 - The board and brick-like mould for making of Dunzi.










Pic 2 - Determining the amount of clay needed









Pic 3 - The forcing of the (chunk of) clay into the mould












Pic 4 & 5 - The removal of excess clay with a cutting wire

















Pic 6 & 7 - Disassembling of the mould



















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Pic 8 - Removal of the Dunzi

Pic 9&10 - The cleaning of the mould
 


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