Combining clay pieces of different colours is often necessary in the art of clay-making. Today, I will use a colour-blocking belt as an example to show six steps for simple clay piece joining that you can follow to create your art!

1. Roll out a thin layer of clay in two different shades; in this instance, I used a deep crimson and a pristine white clay.

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2. Using a guiding line on a work surface, slice one end of the two-colour clay sheet to create a straight edge.

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3. Join the end of the two-coloured clay where they are fused.

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4. Cut long strips neatly with the blade angled slightly inward.

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5. Similarly, splice the red colour onto the other end of the white clay and cut out long strips once again.

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6. Cut the ends of the pieced two-color clay neatly.

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7. Done!

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