In today’s video, Cathi Jefferson demonstrates the decorative brushwork techniques she uses on her salt glazed work, showing both the decorative process and the finished results after the firing. Even though Cathi fires in a salt kiln – something I (and probably most of you readers) don’t have access to – I was completely inspired to try some of these techniques with the glazes I use at cone 6 electric. You should too! (And send me photos of the results! I might just post some on the daily blog!)
Today, I am presenting a Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin slip recipe and tips for salt firing, excerpted from our latest free download The Salt Glaze Surface: A Guide to Salt Glazing and Firing. In addition, potter Cathi Jefferson explains how she used these recipes combined with terra sigilatta and Andrew Wong’s Luster Glaze to make the beautiful checkered surface shown here.