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
Pic 8 - Removal of the Dunzi
Pic 9&10 - The cleaning of the mould