Using Small Cutter Shapes

If you only need a small amount of a color, you can roll sheets of conditioned clay through the pasta machine's thickest setting and cut out shapes with a Kemper pattern cutter. Each shape would represent one part. This technique is especially useful for color recipes that have uneven parts. This diagram illustrates the recipe: 5 parts white + 2 parts red + 1 part blue. Punch out circles, then mix them together thoroughly.

3 Roll the clay sheet through the thickest pasta machine setting, with both colors touching the rollers. Fold the clay sheet in half onto itself so the two edges of the same color meet. (In other words, bring the bottom edge up to the top edge.) Press the clay together. Run the sheet through the pasta machine once again, with the fold against the rollers, at the thickest setting.

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