Slip casting is a facet of ceramics that I am dying to explore. I love the idea of making multiples and exploring different surfaces on them. But I hadn’t thought much about the potential for decoration when colorants are added right to the casting slip. That is until Andrew Gilliatt came to town to film a DVD with us. Andrew does great work with colored casting slips and then adds even more surface detail with a variety of resists and decals. In today’s post, an excerpt from his new DVD Layers of Color: Exploring Form and Surface Pattern in Slip Cast Pottery, Andrew demonstrates how to incorporating colored slip right into the surface design.
Andrew Gilliatt makes the prototypes for his fun, imaginative forms using MDF (a wood particle board) and a lathe. Then he slip casts them using various colored slips. But in today’s post, an excerpt from his new DVD Layers of Color, he explains that you don’t have to have a wood lathe for this process. You can come up with your own great shapes using clay. I am super psyched to play around with some new forms of my own. Hope you will be too!
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In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Andrew Gilliatt demonstrates his methods for creating awesome functional forms with molds and casting slips as he takes us off the beaten path of mainstream studio ceramics. Both energetic and entertaining, Andrew guides you step-by-step through some uncommon and creative techniques you’re sure to enjoy.