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How to Create Fabric-Inspired Surfaces by Layering Slips, Matte Glazes, and Bare Soda-Fired Clay!

Posted On January 4, 2015 0 Comments

With a seamstress as a mom, it is no wonder that textile-inspired designs have made their way into Colleen Riley’s work.


In today’s post, an excerpt from our new book Glazing Techniques, Colleen shares how she found a way to create beautiful fabric-inspired surfaces by layering colored slips, saturated matte glazes and bare soda fired clay.–Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Beautiful Ceramic Surfaces Inspired by Textile Patterns

Posted On December 3, 2012 1 Comment

With a seamstress mom and a quilting grandma, Colleen Riley was surrounded by textiles growing up so it makes a lot of sense that her clay surfaces resemble fabric designs. In today’s post, an excerpt from the January 2013 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Colleen explains the techniques she developed for creating surfaces that resemble batik fabric.